Experimental Theatre 101B
1:00pm - 1:30pm Monday through Thursday (also available for video/phone contact)
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DRAM-1310-006 Theatre Appreciation
Survey of theater including its history, dramatic works, stage techniques, production procedures and relation to other art forms. Participation in productions may be required.
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(3 sem hrs; 3 lec)
After studying the material presented in this course of study, the student will be able to do the following as evaluated by the faculty in the department/program.
The course is designed to give a encapsulated view of the theatrical arts which includes, but is not limited to, its history, present status, design (in terms of production), theories on acting, plays, playwrights, directors, and critical analysis. Half the semester is devoted to the evolution on the fine art through an abridged study of its history. The class will also attend two productions during the semester to reinforce an appreciation for theatre arts. By the end of the semester, students completing the course will be able to execute all performance objectives with a 60% or better average competency rate.
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A = 90-100 overall competency percentage
B = 80-89
C = 70-79
D = 60-69
F = -59
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Mon 25 Assigned: Welcome note request. Review Syllabus. Lesson 1 Lecture video. Lesson 1 PowerPoint. DT+ Reading Assignment for
Tue 26 Week 1 Discussion Forum (graded) assigned—due the following Monday at 11:59PM. Last day to withdraw with 100% refund.
Thu 28 Week 1 Test assigned—due the following Monday at 11:59PM.
Mon 01 Week 1 Test and Week 1 Discussion Forum due by 11:59PM. Lesson 2 Lecture video/PowerPoint assigned for viewing. DT+ video,
Oedipus Rex, assigned for discussion forum.
Tue 02 Week 2 Discussion Forum (graded) assigned—due the following Monday at 11:59PM.
Wed 03 Last day to withdraw with 70% refund.
Thu 04 Week 2 Test assigned—due the following Monday at 11:59PM.
Fri 05 Last day to withdraw with 25% refund.
Mon 08 Week 2 Test and Week 2 Discussion Forum due by 11:59PM. Lesson 3 Lecture video/PowerPoint assigned for viewing. DT+ video, The
Taming of the Shrew, assigned for viewing for discussion forum.
Tue 09 Week 3 Discussion Forum (graded) assigned—due the following Monday at 11:59PM.
Thu 11 Week 3 Test assigned—due the following Monday at 11:59PM.
Mon 15 Week 3 Test and Week 3 Discussion Forum due by 11:59PM. Lesson 4 Lecture video/PowerPoint assigned for viewing. DT+ video, A
Doll’s House, assigned for viewing for discussion forum.
Tue 16 Week 4 Discussion Forum (graded) assigned—due the following Monday at 11:59PM.
Thu 18 Week 4 Test assigned—due the following Monday at 11:59PM.
Mon 22 Week 4 Test and Week 4 Discussion Forum due by 11:59PM. Lesson 5 Lecture video/PowerPoint assigned for viewing. DT+ video, Six
Characters in Search of an Author, assigned for discussion forum.
Tue 23 Week 5 Discussion Forum (graded) assigned—due the following Monday at 11:59PM.
Thu 25 Week 5 Test assigned—due the following Monday at 11:59PM.
Mon 29 Week 5 Test and Week 5 Discussion Forum due by 11:59PM. Lesson 6 Lecture video/PowerPoint assigned for viewing. DT+ video, The
Crucible, assigned for discussion forum.
Tue 30 Week 6 Discussion Forum (graded) assigned—due the following Monday at 11:59PM.
Thu 02 Week 6 Test assigned—due the following Monday at 11:59PM.
Mon 06 Week 6 Test and Week 6 Discussion Forum due by 11:59PM. Lesson 7 Lecture video/PowerPoint assigned for viewing. DT+ video, Into
the Woods, assigned for discussion forum.
Tue 07 Week 7 Discussion Forum (graded) assigned—due the following Monday at 11:59PM. LAST DAY TO DROP CLASS.
Thu 09 Week 7 Test assigned online—due the following Monday at 11:59PM. Critique Assignment for FROM UP HERE assigned—see details
below in ‘Additional Information’. Critique Assignment due the following Wednesday by 11:59PM.
Mon 13 Week 7 Test and Week 7 Discussion Forum due by 11:59PM. Final Exam assigned and will remain available until 11:59PM this
Wed 15 Critique Assignment for A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play due by 11:59PM.
Thu 16 Final Exam due by 11:59PM.
Required On-Campus Assignment:
A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play at the Experimental Theatre on the Washington Street Campus. December 9-11, 2021, at 7:30PM and December 12, 2021, at 3:00PM. Students need see only one (1) performance of this production. Please visit www.TheatreAC.org for more information about the show, and see the Course Calendar for assignment deadlines above.
Access to Digital Theatre+ for readings and videos needed for Discussion Forums and Tests:
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