COMP 151 Fall 2014 Introduction to Theatre (D)

Cross Listed as THEA101
This introductory course serves as a general gateway to the study of Theatre. The course investigates principal areas of Theatre practice, including the Play and Playwright, Actor, Director, Designer, Audience, and Company. Through lectures, class discussions, performance practice, and hands-on laboratory sessions, students will encounter dramatic texts and theatrical contexts from a variety of traditions around the globe. Dramatists covered may include: Sophocles, Shakespeare, Zeami, Molière, Chekhov, Beckett, and Parks. Students are expected to complete reading and writing assignments, as well as to participate in practical projects in the labs. This course is open to all and welcomes non-Theatre majors. For students interested in the Theatre major, this course fulfills a primary requirement and should be taken during one's first or second year. This course meets the Exploring Diversity distinction because it engages in both a comparative and empathetic study of a broad range of theatrical cultures, examining their unique histories and appreciating their diverse artistries.
Class Format: lecture
Requirements/Evaluation: three short papers; in-class writing; mid-term Company studio presentation; final Company performance and portfolio
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Prerequisites: none
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Divisional Attributes: Division I,Exploring Diversity
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Expected Enrollment: 30
Class Number: 1767
COMP 151 - 01 (F) LEC Introduction to Theatre (D) Division 1: Languages and the ArtsExploring Diversity Initiative Amy S. Holzapfel
MR 1:10 PM-2:25 PM Greylock D 1767
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