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THTR 201 THEATRE APPRECIATION Spring 2010
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Today’s Class Welcome and Introduction to the class We will go over the syllabus Today’s lesson: The Theatrical Event
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Welcome! THTR 201 – Theatre Appreciation Tuesdays and Thursday 9:00-10:15 Matthews 210
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Introductions: Instructor Joel Ebarb Associate Professor of Visual and Performing Arts Please address me as Professor Ebarb . jebarb@purdue.edu is the best way to contact me. 494-2144 My office is located in Pao Hall, room 2181
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Introduction: Teaching Assistants Michael Lenz: lenz0@purdue.edu Andrew Perkins: perkina@purdue.edu TA Responsibilities: H Taking attendance and handling excused/unexcused absences H Grading production response papers H Maintaining class discipline and order H Assisting with lectures and presentations If you have questions relating to any of the above topics, please contact the appropriate teaching assistant via email. If your last name begins with the letter A through L, contact Michael Lenz at lenz0@purdue.edu If your last name begins with the letter M through Z, contact Andrew Perkins at perkina@purdue.edu
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Course Description The course description for this class found in the School of Liberal Arts catalog lists the following objectives for Theatre 201 – Theatre Appreciation: Understanding and appreciation of the theatre's role in the modern world, dramatic structure and analysis, the actor, director, designer, and critic; attendance at current stage productions; class discussion of production elements. By the end of the semester, students will: H Understand why theatre is a relevant art form in the modern word H Learn how to read and analyze a play H Develop the skills needed to attend and appreciate a play H Become familiar with the various collaborators who work together to create a theatrical presentation H Learn the basics of theatre history H Be introduced to a selection of innovators in the art of theatre H Read four plays: Trifles , The Glass Menagerie , A Raisin in the Sun , and Anna in the Tropics n Attend two plays: Arabian Nights and The 25 th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
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Required Texts The Enjoyment of Theatre 8 th Edition, Allyn and Bacon Publishers, Patterson, Hunter, Gillespie, and Cameron, Authors ISBN-10: 0205734618 ISBN-13: 978-0205734610 Play scripts: The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine
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Productions In order to make the class a richer experience AND successfully complete the online assessments AND write your required Production Response, you must plan to a secure tickets and attend both productions offered by Purdue Theatre this semester. For ticket information, please look in the
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2011 for the course THTR 201 taught by Professor Joelebarb during the Spring '11 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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