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Introduction to Theatre Syllabus Sp 10

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THET 110 INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE Spring 2010 Section 0101 Monday and Wednesday 2:00 – 3:15 PM HJ Patterson 0226 Section 0201 Monday and Wednesday 3:30 – 4:45 PM HJ Patterson 0226 INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Korey Rothman EMAIL: [email protected] OFFICE: 2824 Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center OFFICE HOURS: Wednesday 5:00 – 5:45 PM and by appointment BLACKBOARD: www.elms.umd Instructions for accessing Blackboard are attached to this syllabus. Important announcements are posted on this site -- please check it regularly. THE NAME, PHONE NUMBER, AND EMAIL OF ANOTHER PERSON IN THE CLASS: __________________________________________________________________________________ TEACHING ASSISTANTS: Please contact your assigned teaching assistant (TA) for any questions regarding course content or policies, assignments, grades, attendance, or administrative questions. Your TA will be the primary grader for your work, so if you have questions or concerns while working on an assignment, visit him or her in office hours. If you are having problems with Blackboard, contact Erin Bone Steele. Section 0101 Last Names TA Email Office Office Hours A—B Erin Bone Steele [email protected] CSPAC 1801 T 3:00-4:00PM C—L James Hesla [email protected] CSPAC 1801 W 12:45-1:45PM M—Z AnnMarie Saunders [email protected] CSPAC 1801 M 12:45-1:45PM Section 0201 A—B Erin Bone Steele [email protected] CSPAC 1801 T 3:00-4:00PM C—L Jessica Holman [email protected] CSPAC 1801 T 2:00-3:00PM M—Z Emily Townsend [email protected] CSPAC 1801 W 5:00-6:00PM For Problems with Blackboard Erin Bone Steele [email protected] CSPAC 1801 T 3:00-4:00PM COURSE DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES : This course teaches students how to become knowledgeable audience members and appreciate the meanings that theatre can hold in a given cultural context. Among other topics, students will learn: - How to read plays effectively - How to think and write critically about performance - The jobs of different types of theatre professionals - An overview of theatre history - The role that theatre plays in contemporary culture - The ways theatre addresses issues of gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, and class - Theatre's relevance to widespread audiences The readings for this course will introduce students to the dramatic canon, provide students with fundamental knowledge of dramatic principles and theatrical styles, and address a range of contemporary social issues. This course is intended as an introduction to theatre and does not require prior theatrical experience. 1
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REQUIRED TEXTS FOR PURCHASE: The Bedford Introduction to Drama (BID), sixth edition, by Lee A. Jacobus. This book will also be on reserve at the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library in the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Any required readings not in the textbook will be available on Blackboard. REQUIRED VIDEO VIEWINGS ON RESERVE AT HORNBAKE LIBRARY: Show Business: The Road to Broadway and Rent (2009 release, filmed live on Broadway).
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