TA 13 Green and Schedule Spring 2010 Accessible

TA 13 Green and Schedule Spring 2010 Accessible - San Jos...

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San José State University Humanities and Arts/TV, Radio, Film, Theatre TA 13: GREAT COMEDIES FOR THE THEATRE, Sec. 1, Spring 2010 Instructor: Kathleen Normington Office Location: HGH 213 Telephone: (408) 924-4542 (temporary phone number) Email: [email protected] Office Hours: Tuesday/Thursday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM and by appointment Class Days/Time: Tuesday/Thursday 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM Classroom: HGH 217 GE/SJSU Studies Category: C2 Letters Course Fees: Texts: approximately $50.00 Tickets to performances: approximately $37.00 total Faculty Web Page and MYSJSU Messaging Copies of the course materials such as the syllabus, major assignment handouts, etc. may be found on my Google group: http://groups.google.com/group/kathleens-theatre-classes? hl=en . Please join this group ASAP. My SJSU faculty web page is: http://www.sjsu.edu/people/kathleen.normington/ . You are responsible for regularly checking with the messaging system through MySJSU. TA 13, Great Comedies Spring 2010 Page 1 of 10
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Course Description Great Comedies for the Theatre is designed to introduce students to comedic dramatic literature and their reflection on the culture of a particular period. Students not only read the scripts but also delve into the performance codes at the time of the initial presentation. Students will read 7 plays this semester. The goal is to frame the dramatic literature in a historical context and examine how original audiences reacted to the works in production and how contemporary audiences perceive the plays. Where possible, students will see productions of the works. The course will examine diverse comedic works including plays from various styles, genders, ethnic groups, and from the disabled population. As the class reads the literature (and when possible see productions read in class), students should be able to: Course Content Learning Outcomes LO1 Identify noted comedic writers through the ages. LO2 Identify comedic playwrights often neglected in traditional, contemporary theatre classes including women and representatives from diverse cultures around the world. LO3 Identify comedic elements in dramatic literature. LO4 Identify how diverse audiences perceive comedy. LO5 Identify comedic performance techniques. LO6 Articulate why the selected works appeal to a universal audience. GE/SJSU Studies Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: LO7 Recognize how significant works illuminate enduring human concerns. L08 Respond to such works by writing both research-based critical analyses and personal responses. L09 Write clearly and effectively. This course will give students an opportunity to: (1) examine significant works of the human intellect and imagination through the selection of scholarly recognized comedic works of dramatic literature; (2) understand the historical and cultural contexts in which such specific texts were created by examining the major events of the selected period, the audiences that saw
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