COMP 151
Introduction to Theatre Fall 2014
Division I Exploring Diversity Initiative
Cross-listed THEA 101 / COMP 151
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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.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: none
Expected: 30
Class#: 1767
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: three short papers; in-class writing; mid-term Company studio presentation; final Company performance and portfolio
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: none
Distributions: Division I Exploring Diversity Initiative
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
THEA 101 Division I COMP 151 Division I

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