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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
Makeup of missed tests and/or exams are left to the discretion of the instructor and only upon receipt of documentation justifying absence. Details to be discussed on first day of class.
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Mon 21 Assigned: Welcome note request. Review Syllabus. Lesson 1 Lecture video. Lesson 1 PowerPoint. DT+ Reading Assignment for discussion forum.
Tue 22 Week 1 Discussion Forum (graded) assigned—due the following Monday at 11:59PM. Last day to withdraw with 100% refund.
Thu 24 Week 1 Test assigned—due the following Monday at 11:59PM.
Mon 28 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 29 Week 2 Discussion Forum (graded) assigned—due the following Monday at 11:59PM.
Wed 30 Last day to withdraw with 70% refund.
Thu 31 Week 2 Test assigned—due the following Monday at 11:59PM.
Fri 01 Last day to withdraw with 25% refund.
Mon 04 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 05 Week 3 Discussion Forum (graded) assigned—due the following Monday at 11:59PM.
Thu 07 Week 3 Test assigned—due the following Monday at 11:59PM.
Mon 11 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 12 Week 4 Discussion Forum (graded) assigned—due the following Monday at 11:59PM.
Thu 14 Week 4 Test assigned—due the following Monday at 11:59PM.
Mon 18 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 19 Week 5 Discussion Forum (graded) assigned—due the following Monday at 11:59PM.
Thu 21 Week 5 Test assigned—due the following Monday at 11:59PM.
Mon 25 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 26 Week 6 Discussion Forum (graded) assigned—due the following Monday at 11:59PM.
Thu 28 Week 6 Test assigned—due the following Monday at 11:59PM.
Fri 29 Bright Star opens tonight and will close Sunday, May 8th. This is a required assignment for the Critique Assignment due May 11th.
Mon 02 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 03 Week 7 Discussion Forum (graded) assigned—due the following Monday at 11:59PM. LAST DAY TO DROP CLASS.
Thu 05 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 09 Week 7 Test and Week 7 Discussion Forum due by 11:59PM. Final Exam assigned and will remain available until 11:59PM this Thursday.
Wed 11 Critique Assignment for BRIGHT STAR due by 11:59PM.
Thu 12 Final Exam due by 11:59PM.
Required On-Campus Assignment:
Bright Star at the Experimental Theatre on the Washington Street Campus. April 29-30 and May 5-7, 2022, at 7:30PM and May 8, 2022, 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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