Theatr 111 - Understanding Theatre - David Stears
Hello ~. I'm David Stears, theatre faculty and the department's producer. Understanding Theatre is one of my favorite course to teach because we are surrounded with dramatic storytelling: in movies, television, advertising, video games. Whether you are interested in acting, design, scriptwriting, working in film or television, or creating your own content on the web, Understanding Theatre is the course for you. The concepts in this class permeates all aspects of story telling that we interact with every day. The class is also just filled with fun and interesting concepts and information.
Analyzes theatre and the theatrical event from the audience perspective, including the functions of the producer, architect, playwright, director, actors, designers, and critics. Students will be required to view live theatre production. You can expect a great deal of discussion in this class, both through zoom, and in Canvas. We will explore the elements of theatre, story structure, and design by exploring modern dramatic story telling. You will be exploring movies, television, literature, videogames, and of course plays.
What to Expect in this Course
As this is a ONLINE LIVE course, you will need access to the internet, a webcam and microphone. All the course information will be in CANVAS, so you will need to get familiar with CANVAS. Lastly, basic computer skills as composing a paper in a document, tying and spell correction, and uploading a file.
Types of Assessments
Assessments for the class will be quizzes based on readings and lectures, discussions, group projects, and up to two writing assignments.
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
Theatre: The Lively Art 10th Edition by Wilson and Goldfarb
ISBN10: 1259916863 or ISBN13: 9781259916861
I have been using this text for a number of years, so you may be able to find a used copy. I also believe you can "rent" an electronic version of the text.
Other Relevant Course Information
This is an ONLINE LIVE class, so you should consistent and dependable internet access. Usually you are required to see a play. I will be providing a number of recorded theatrical productions for you to watch.
This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at https://coc.instructure.com. Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:
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Last updated: 07/26/2021 Sub#: 419