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TH 1001 Introduction to Theatre
Daily Schedule

Day Date Topic Assignment
Wed Sept 3

Introduction, syllabus, text, discussion forum.

Ben Cameron:
The True Power of the Performing Arts

Fri Sept 5

Moodle Demonstration

On-line Discussion:
Link to Moodle - First assignment: Introduce Yourself!

Decide on a name for your discussion group


Sept 8
Theatre Production

Video: Every Little Step, Part I

Wed Sept 10

Theatre Production

Video: Every Little Step, Part II

Introduce yourself! Moodle Assigment Due

Fri Sept 12

On-line Discussion: Chapters 1


Mon Sept 15

Acting in Film, Part I
More about Michael Cain

Wed Sept 17 Theatre Production

Taylor Jensen, Managing DirectorUMD Stage 2

Matt Dufault, Technical DirectorUMD Stage 2

Dylan Rugh, director Red Light Winter

Chapter 1 Moodle Assignment Due

Fri Sept 19

On-line Discussion: Chapters 2
The Audience


Mon Sept 22

Acting in Film, Part II

Wed Sept 24 Theatre Spaces

Tour Marshall Center
Meet in Marshall Performing Arts Center

Chapter 2 Moodle Assignment Due

Fri Sept 26

On-line Discussion: Chapter 3
Theatre Spaces


Mon Sept 29 Acting

Guest Speaker: Kelly Grussendorf, Actor

Wed Oct 1 Acting

Improv: Upright Citzen's BrigadeChapter 3 Moodle Assignment Due

A Doll's House Opens October 2
Marshall Performing Arts Center

Fri Oct 3

On-line Discussion: Chapter 4


Mon Oct 6 Directing

Guest Speaker: Andy Bennett, Executive Director Renegade Theatre Company

Wed Oct 8


Video: Playwrighting

Chapter 4 Moodle Assignment Due

Fri Oct 10 On-line Discussion: Chapters 5
Directors and Producers


Mon Oct 13



Guest Speaker: Stage 2 10-Minute Playwrights

Wed Oct 15 Greek Theatre

Video: Antigone
More about Sophocles

Chapter 5 Moodle Assignment Due

Fri Oct 17

On-line Discussion: Chapters 6 & 7


Mon Oct 20

Theatre of the Oppressed

Guest Speaker: Dalia Basiouny

Wed Oct 22

Medieval TheatreAsian Theatre


Video: Everyman <> Video: Julie Taymor
More about Julie Taymor

Video: War Horse

Chapters 6 & 7 Moodle Assignment Due

Fri Oct 24 On-line Discussion: Chapters 8
Theatrical Genres


Mon Oct 27

Midterm Review


Wed Oct 29 Midterm Exam

Midterm Exam

Chapter 8 Moodle Assignment Due

Fri Oct 31 No class.  

Mon Nov 3

Scenic Design

Guest Speakers: Curt Phillips , Scenic Designer A Doll's HouseMeet in Marshall Performing Arts Center Main Theatre.


Wed Nov 5 Costume Design

Guest Speakers: Patricia Dennis, Costume Designer A Doll's House, Katie Martin, Costume Designer Legally Blonde


Fri Nov 7 On-line Discussion: Chapter 9

Mon Nov 10

Make-up Design

Guest Speakers: Patricia Dennis


Wed Nov 12 Shakespeare

Video: Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
More about William Shakespeare

Chapter 9 Moodle Assignment Due

Fri Nov 14 On-line Discussion: Chapter 10
Stage Costumes

Midterm Review

Midterm Exam

Mon Nov 17 Lighting Design

Guest Speakers: Solveig Bloomquist, Lighting Designer A Doll's House, Jim Eischen, Lighting Designer Legally Blonde

Wed Nov 19 Sound Design

Alex Flinner, Sound DesignerAnd Baby Makes Seven

Chapter 10 Moodle Assignment Due

Fri Nov 21

On-line Discussion: Chapter 11
Lighting and Sound



Mon Nov 24 Restoration

Video: Tartuffe
More about Moliere

Video: the Importance of Being Earnest
More about Oscar Wilde

Wed Nov 26 Realism

Video: Uncle Vanya
More about Anton Chekhov

Video: Miss Julie
More about August Strindberg

Chapter 11 Moodle Assignment Due

Fri Nov 28

On-line Discussion: Chapter 12
Musical Theatre



Mon Dec 1 Modern Tragedy

Video: Death of a Salesman
More about Arthur Miller

Video: The Glass Menagerie
More about Tennessee Williams

Wed Dec 3

Contemporary Departures From Realism

Presentation: Shane GilmanVideo: Between Beckett and Brecht
Video: Katrina Waiting for Godot More about Samuel Becket
More about Bertholdt Brecht

Chapter 12 Moodle Assignment Due

Fri Dec 5 On-line Discussion: Chapters 13 & 14
Global and Contemporary Theatre


Mon Dec 8 Theatrical Diversity

Video: Top Girls
More about Caryl Churchill
Video: Angels in America
More about Tony Kushner

Wed Dec 10

Final Review

Chapters 13 & 14 Moodle Assignment Due

Course Evaluation

Fri Dec 12

Final Theatre Review Due

Final Exam: <>
Monday, December 15, 10:00-11:55 AM

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