English & Theatre Arts 260-3 Masterpieces of Drama A comprehensive survey of the drama from the 5th century B.C. to the present, emphasizing the theories of drama and the significance of individual plays with some attention to philosophical, social, and theatrical environments of each play’s performance. Prerequisite: Engl 102. Spring, even years 303-4 Stagecraft and Lighting A lecture/laboratory course in the technical aspects of scenic construction, lighting, tools and materials, scenic painting, and beginning design. Prerequisite: Thea 190. 316-3 Development of Drama to 1900 Study of the development of principal styles and forms of world drama from origins in Greece to 1900; application of research strategies and critical principles to world dramatic literature. Prerequisite: Engl 102. Offered as directed study 318-3 Development of American Drama Study of the development of principal styles and forms of American drama from colonial times to the present; application of research strategies and critical principles to American dramatic literature. Prerequisite: Engl 102. Same as Engl 318. Spring, even years 319-3 Modern British Drama Survey of 12th century drama in Britain from Shaw to Stoppard. Prerequisite: Engl 102. Same as Engl 319. Spring, even years 321-3 History of the Theatre Historical survey of the development and evolution of the theatre as an institution from its origins to the present, emphasizing the interaction of the theatre with the socioeconomic and political conditions of each society. Offered as directed study 323-3 Acting: Period Styles Study and practice in advanced performance techniques and methods and in period styles.
Areas of focus will include Greek, Elizabethan, Restoration, commedia dell’aarte, didactic, and experimental forms. Periodic performance projects are required. Prerequisite: Thea 190 or permission. Fall, odd years 333-3 Scene Design An intensive study in the methods and techniques of stage design, including perspective, rendering, working drawings, detail drawings, and styles of design; technical problems, or specific college productions. Prerequisite: Thea 190 or a design course in the Art Department. 335-3 Musical Theatre Study of the genre from its origins to the present day. The student will be exposed to a substantial number of musical theatre works and their creators through examination of librettos, scores, audio and visual recordings, and live performances. The student will also gain experience in the preparation and presentation of performance projects. Prerequisite: Thea 190 or permission. 350-3 Directing Fundamental study of principles and techniques of directing and student direction of appropriate scenes for class presentation. A critical examination and practical application of contemporary directing theories of historical and modern plays, including student direction of oneact plays for workshop production. Prerequisite: Thea 190 and permission. 401-4 Senior Project in Play Production Individual guidance to the production problems and directorial techniques, including selecting, casting, rehearsing, and mounting of plays; student direction of new and experimental plays for a public audience. Prerequisites: Senior standing and permission. 190-1-3 Special Topics 290-1-3 Special Topics 390-1-3 Special Topics 490-1-3 Special Topics Topics include children’s theatre, play writing, the 119