The Art of the Theatre (3) An experiential survey of all aspects of the living theatre, as presented by a resident company of theatre artists.
THEA 100 The Art of the Theatre (3)
(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.
This course is an introduction to the living art of the theatre. Beginning with the script as the source of production aesthetics, analysis of textural context, structure, and genre provide tools to the imaginative impulses of the theatre artist and audience. As a variety of individual texts are analyzed and explored, the performance of scenes from the texts supports the imaginative process as each topic is demonstrated by a resident Company of theatre artists. The course is concerned with the universality of the theatrical impusle, and includes a selection of international and multi-ethnic voices and performance techniques. This is a required course for all theatre majors and provides the groundwork for all other theatre courses. At the same time, the course is designed to allow the general student to experience and understand the art of the theatre.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.