THTR1100 – Introduction to Theatre pdf

Credits: 3 (3/0/0)
Description: Meets MnTC Goal Area 6. Coursework in this content area will develop a student's knowledge of the social and historic context of the theatre, including exploration of the history and evolution of theatre ritual performance and other cultural expression. Students will explore the elements of performance and of different theatre spaces and the roles and duties of different theatre artists involved in a production. Students will engage in theatrical criticism and analyze dramatic text and literature. Students also develop knowledge of live theatre by experiencing the theatre arts in practice and engaging with theatre artists. Participation in class projects, production attendance and production work hours may be required.
Prerequisites: (None)
Corequisites: (None)
Competencies:
  1. Articulate the ways in which theatre has evolved and has been an integral part of culture and society throughout history, and how theatre has been shaped by - and has shaped - the culture and society in which it was created.
  2. Analyze, research and evaluate dramatic literature both by reading scripts and by viewing performances; and understand the influences each particular society has on the playwrights and major themes within their work.
  3. Define and analyze performance elements, different theatre spaces and the various collaborators needed for a theatrical production, including producers, directors, designers, actors, technicians, etc.
  4. Evaluate and articulate an informed response to live theatre productions utilizing knowledge and skills gained.
MnTC goal areas:
  • (6) The Humanities and Fine Arts

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