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Unformatted text preview: West Virginia University College of Creative Arts Division of Theatre and Dance THET 112 O RIENTATION TO THE T HEATRE F ALL 2007 D R . J AY M ALARCHER Office: CAC 325A E-mail: [email protected] Office Hours: MWF 10:00-11:00 AM and “By Appointment” T EXTBOOK AND P LAYSCRIPT : Brook, Peter. The Empty Space . (New York: Touchstone Books, 1996). Jones, Robert Edmond. The Dramatic Imagination . (New York: Theatre Arts Books, 1998). Klaus, Carl H., Miriam Gilbert, and Bradford S. Field, Jr . Stages of Drama: Classical to Con- temporary Theatre (5 th Ed.). New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2003. Pickering, Kenneth. Key Concepts in Drama and Performance . (London: Palgrave, 2005). Shakespeare, William. Hamlet . (New York: Washington Square Press, 1993). ———. The Taming of the Shrew . (New York: Washington Square Press, 1993). C OURSE O BJECTIVES /L EARNING O UTCOMES : THET 112 is designed to give a theatre major or minor a complex and rewarding introduction to the pos- sibilities and practicalities of theatre as an art form and craft. The course is a 100-level course not be- cause it is easy or light in its expectations; the designation itself merely indicates an assumption of unfa- miliarity with the subject as a whole or as an academic subject. After the successful completion of the course, the student will be able to (1) explain the relationships and responsibilities of the actor, audience, director, designer and producer to the contemporary theatre; (2) distinguish theatre from other perform- ance media, such as television and film; (3) compare and contrast various technical terms discussed in class; (4) define, compare, and contrast theatre genres and styles discussed in class; (5) articulate the state of theatre and the other performing arts within our society; (6) analyze Shakespeare’s Shrew among other plays in terms of production demands tied to theme and aesthetics. C LASS P OLICIES : Success in this class depends on a variety of identifiable behaviors. These behaviors include (1) study, participation and comprehension (a “reading” assignment means read it enough times for you to un- derstand the material, and for you to be able to make use of it); (2) attendance , the lack of which will al- most certainly result in the inability to perform well on exams, and Y OU WILL LOSE HALF A LETTER GRADE FOR EACH CLASS AFTER THE THIRD THAT YOU MISS ; (3) integrity — cheating on any examination or assignment will result in a final grade of F for the course; (4) use of available help and guidance...
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