Children's Theatre: Techniques and Practicum
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
The philosophy of teaching acting to children, in theory and practice. The course is designed for drama majors, teachers, and others interested in child development. The semester equivalent of two hours of class lecture is combined with the semester equivalent of two hours of supervised laboratory experience in a children's theatre setting.
Note: May not be taken for credit after completion of SPH 4283 or equivalent.
Theatre History I: Antiquity to Romanticisim
A study of European and American theatre during the first part of the twentieth century, including movements such as realism, symbolism, expressionism, epic theatre, and theatre of the absurd, and playwrights such as Ibsen, Chekhov, Strindberg, Maeterlinck, Shaw, Brecht, O'Neill, Williams, Lonesco, and Beckett.
Note: May not be taken for credit after completion of TH 4313 or equivalent.
Theatre History II: Late 18th Century to the Present
A study of European and American theatre during the last four decades of the twentieth century, including movements such as postmodernism, political/didactic theatre, feminist theatre, neorealism, new comedy, and collective creation, and playwrights such as Mamet, Wilson, Stoppard, Shepard, Churchill, Henley, Simon, Rabe, Havel, and Fugard.
Note: May not be taken for credit after completion of TH 4323 or equivalent.
Prerequisite: TH 3513 or permission of instructor.
A study of the elements of design for the stage, from conception to finished production models, focusing on line, form, mass, and color.
Note: May not be taken for credit after completion of TH 4503 or equivalent.
High School Play Production
This course will provide basic information in lighting, sound design, set design and construction, make-up, costume design and construction, stage management, directing, and improvisational techniques. This course is aimed at certified teachers who are returning to school for additional training and is designed to meet area needs.
Note: May not be taken for credit after completion of TH 4506 or equivalent.
Prerequisite: Twelve (12) hours in theatre or consent of instructor.
A directed seminar dealing with a selected topic in theatre studies.
Note: May be repeated for credit for different topics.
TH 6891, 6892, 6893, 6894
Open to graduate students who wish to pursue individual study or investigation of some facet of knowledge which complements the purpose of the University's graduate program. Students will be required to plan their studies and prepare formal written reports of their findings.
Note: The selected topic may not constitute any duplication of study leading to the accomplishment of a thesis.
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