Introduction to Stagecraft
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INSTRUCTOR: Bob Cooper
Phone: 705-945-8156 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website - http://eduventure.ca/THEA2167F04.htm
"This course will introduce the student to theatre technology and stage management, including scene construction, lighting, sound, and participation in crew work for programme productions. (LEC/EXP3) (3cr)."
Students will be expected to become familiar with the many and varied activities which constitute the backstage part of a theatrical production, by participating actively in university and local theatrical productions with the approval of the instructor. As this is a course in stagecraft, students will not be required to act on stage. However, those who wish to do some acting work may do so and are encouraged to do so. It must be remembered, though, that the thrust (no pun intended) is on the backstage work that is so crucial to every successful production.
Students will be expected to attend lectures regularly and contribute to the creative energy of the class, and to prepare coursework such as a portfolio, essays, plans and seminars as assigned.
Students will be required to keep a log of the work they have accomplished for this course. This, together with discussions with sponsoring groups, will form the basis for the evaluation of students for their "Production Participation" mark.
Students need to be in class to hone their oral skills in seminar and discussion situations, and to contribute to class learning. Students missing an excessive number of classes (3 - 1.5 hour classes or 4.5 hours), without demonstrating adequate proof that they have done the equivalent of the work missed, can expect a reduction in their grades. Students missing 6 1.5 hour sessions (9 hours) can expect a failing grade.
Upon completion of THEA2167 students should be comfortable and competent to work backstage, and to help in the planning and execution of university and/or local theatre.
Written Work 30%
Production Participation 20%
Contribution to Class Learning 10%
Please note that a missing assignments will result in a grade of zero (0) for that assignment until that assignment is handed in, which must be within one (1) week of the date the assignment was due. A penalty of 10% per day, including weekends, will be assessed on all late assignments. No make-ups will be permitted for in-class quizzes, announced or unannounced.
Gillette, J. M. M. (1999). Theatrical Design and Production: An Introduction to Scene Design and Construction, Lighting, Sound, Costume, and Makeup.
A good dictionary.
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