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COURSE NUMBER: ARTS105
COURSE TITLE:Theater Appreciation
DIVISION:Liberal Arts
IAI CODE(S):
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:3
CONTACT HOURS:
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COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Theater Appreciation offers students the opportunity to explore and appreciate the role of theater in society within its cultural, aesthetic, dramatic, economic, and political manifestations in selected plays.  The main aspects of theater, theater personnel and script analysis, will be explored along with theatrical forms of cultural and social significance in a historial and contemporary issue context in America and world cultures.  The primary goal of this course is to provide an understanding of the art of theater and the continuing role it plays in our society.  Attendance and critiques of theater plays are required.
PREREQUISITES:
Place into ENGL121.
NOTES:

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

    The student will be able to:
    Understand the basics of play analysis
    Evaluate live theater performances
    Understand the origins of theater
    Compare and contrast traditional roles in the theater
    Understand the roles in today’s theater personnel
    Compare and contrast plays written by some of the greatest playwrights such as: Shakespeare, Williams, Miller, and Wilde
    Identify the elements which create: Comedy, Drama, Tragedy, Farce, and Musical Comedy
    Appreciate the diversity of theater forms in other culture
    TOPICAL OUTLINE:
    Orientation
    Theater Personnel
    Noises Off
    Script Analysis
    Greek Drama
    Oedipus Rex
    Rome and the Middle Ages
    Shakespeare
    Romeo and Juliet
    Renaissance
    Brigadoon
    Death of a Salesman
    The True West
    17th Century Theater
    18th Century Theater
    19th Century Theater
    20th Century Theater
    Women in Theater
    Japanese Kabuki
    The Importance of Being Earnest
    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
    Critiques of theatrical productions
    TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
    Jacobus, Lee A. The Bedford Introduction to Drama. 4th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2001.  Other readings will be assigned throughout the semester.
    EVALUATION:
    1.Critiques of 2 live theater productions worth 100 pts. each for a total of 200 pts.
    2.Quizzes (6) worth 50 pts. each for a total of 300 pts.
    3.Tests (2) worth 200 pts each for a total of 400 pts.
    4.Comprehensive Final worth 300 pts.
    5.Term Paper (8 pgs) worth 250 pts.
    BIBLIOGRAPHY:

    REVISION:
    Fall 2009

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