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THET 110 Syllabus Sp12

THET 110 Syllabus Sp12 - Section 0101 Section 0201 THET 110...

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1 THET 110 INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE Spring 2012 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: 1733 Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center OFFICE HOURS: By appointment BLACKBOARD: www.elms.umd.edu Instructions for accessing Blackboard/ELMS are attached to this syllabus 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 of your work, so if you have questions or concerns while working on an assignment, visit him or her during office hours. If you are having problems with Blackboard, contact Matt Wilson. Section 0101 Last Names TA Email Office Office Hours A Bl Matt Wilson [email protected] CSPAC 1801 Tues 12:30-1:30PM Bo L James Hesla [email protected] CSPAC 1801 Mon 12:30-1:30PM M Z Adam Sheaffer [email protected] CSPAC 1801 Tues 12:30-1:30PM Section 0201 A Cu Matt Wilson [email protected] CSPAC 1801 Tues 12:30-1:30PM Cy Ma Elisabeth Fallica [email protected] CSPAC 1801 Wed 2:00-3:00PM Mc Z Sara Thompson [email protected] CSPAC 1801 Mon 11:00-12:00PM For Problems with Blackboard Matt Wilson [email protected] CSPAC 1801 Tues 12:30-1:30PM COURSE DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES : This course teaches students how to become knowledgeable audience members and to 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. REQUIRED TEXTS FOR PURCHASE: The Bedford Compact Introduction to Drama , 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 under the “Readings” tab on Blackboard. REQUIRED VIDEO VIEWINGS ON RESERVE THROUGH HORNBAKE LIBRARY: Show Business: The Road to Broadway, Into the Woods, and Rent
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2 REQUIRED PLAY ATTENDANCE: You are required to see two plays produced by the University of Maryland School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies: The Old Settler (February 10 February 18) Everything in the Garden (March 2 March 10) Check http://claricesmithcenter.umd.edu/ for exact days and times.
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