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201 Class 5 - THTR 201 THEATRE APPRECIATION January 25,...

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THTR 201 – THEATRE APPRECIATION January 25, 2011 Making Theatre Today: The Context
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Important Announcements You must sit in your assigned seat to avoid being marked as “absent” from the class The Sample Assessment will open today, January 25 at 12 noon on Blackboard, and will close at 11:59 PM January 26. This is an opportunity to earn 10 extra credit points . Assessment 1 will open at Thursday, January 27 at 12 noon on Blackboard and will close on Sunday, January 30 at 11:59 PM . Assessment 1will cover material from Chapters 1 through 6, the play Trifles by Susan Glaspell, and class lectures from January 11 through January 25.
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Important Announcements Please secure tickets to the two Purdue Theatre productions being produced during the Spring 2011 semester. Information re: purchasing tickets can be found in the corresponding folder on Blackboard. You should be in the process of reading The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams. You should be finished reading the play by Thursday, February 3 .
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Review from last class Can you answer the following questions? What are the different approaches used to analyze text versus performance? What are your responsibilities as an audience member? What is the difference between realism and stylization in theatre? What are the different roles of theorists, critics, reviewers, and dramaturges?
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Today’s Goals Identify the various configurations and shapes for the physical spaces used to present theatre Learn the difference between the main producing organizations for theatre in the United States Become acquainted with several types of theatre
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Goal 1 Identify the various configurations and shapes for the physical spaces used to present theatre
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The Context of Theatre? Why do I need to know this stuff? I am only interested in seeing theatre. I don’t care about how it is made. Why do I need to learn all of this information? Theatre, like all art, is shaped by the time and traditions in which it is created. The development of the “where” and “how” associated with Western theatre helps in
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Making Theatre Today: The Context Context : surrounding conditions: the circumstances or events that form the environment within which something exists or takes place In other words, let’s discuss where and (later) how theatre is created and presented
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Theatre Spaces Theatre is usually presented in a space that is specially designed for the theatrical event
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