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TH 1001 Introduction to Theatre
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Day Date Topic Assignment

Mon

Aug 28

Introduction, syllabus, text, discussion forum

UMD Learning Goals

Technology and Community

Steven Dietz: American College Theater Festival


Wed Aug 30

Theatre Production

Video: Every Little Step, Part I


Fri Sept 1

Moodle Demonstration
Preferences

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

Decide on a name for your discussion group

 

Mon

Sept 4
Labor Day - No class


Wed Sept 6

Theatre Production

Video: Every Little Step, Part II


Fri Sept 8

On-line Discussion: Chapters 1

 

Mon

Sept 11
Acting

Acting in Film, Part I
More about Michael Cain

Wed Sept 13

Theatre Production

Stage 2 Facebook Page

Luke Harger, president

Chapter 1 Moodle Assignment Due

Fri Sept 15

On-line Discussion: Chapters 2
The Audience

 

Mon Sept 18
Acting

Guest Speaker: Kelly Grussendorf*

Wed Sept 20 Acting

Acting in Film, Part II

Chapter 2 Moodle Assignment Due

Fri Sept 22

On-line Discussion: Chapter 3
Theatre Spaces

 


Mon Sept 25
Theatre Producers

Guest Speaker: Jason and Jessica Peterson*, Yellow Tree Theatre

Wed Sept 27  

Tour Marshall Center
Meet in Marshall Performing Arts Center

Chapter 3 Moodle Assignment Due

Antigone Opens September 28
Dudley Experimental Theatre

Fri Sept 29

On-line Discussion: Chapter 4
Acting

Acting and Liberal Education
Sir Ian McKellen on Acting (humorous)


Mon Oct 2

Actor Improv


Guest Speaker: Andy Bennett, Renegade Theatre Company

Upright Citzen's Brigade

Wed Oct 4 Directing

Guest Speaker: Bill Payne*

Chapter 4 Moodle Assignment Due

Fri Oct 6

On-line Discussion: Chapters 5
Directors and Producers

 


Mon Oct 9

Directing

Video: Uncle Vanya
More about Constantin Stanislavski

Anna Deavere Smith

Wed Oct 11

Playwrighting

Video: Hamilton

More about Lin-Manuel Miranda

Video: Playwriting

More about David Henry Hwang

 

 

Chapter 5 Moodle Assignment Due

Fri Oct 13 On-line Discussion: Chapters 6
Plawrights

 


Mon Oct 16

Playwrighting


Guest Speaker: Tom Isbell*


Wed Oct 18

Climatic Tragedy

Episodic Tragedy

Video: Antigone
More about Sophocles

Video: Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
More about William Shakespeare

Chapters 6 Moodle Assignment Due

Fri Oct 20

On-line Discussion: Chapters 7
Dramatic Structure & Characters

 


Mon Oct 23

Midterm Review

 


Wed Oct 25

Midterm Exam

Midterm Exam

Chapter 7 Moodle Assignment Due

Fri Oct 27

Fall Break - No class

On-line Discussion: Chapters 8
Theatrical Genres

 


Mon Oct 30

Puppetry

Video: Everyman <http://vimeo.com/20629737>

Auteur Directors Video: Julie Taymor
More about Julie Taymor

Video: War Horse

Wed Nov 1 Scenic Design

Guest Speakers: Curt Phillips Scenic Designer*

Leah Benson-Devine, Scenic Designer Antigone
Joe Johnson, Scenic Designer Noises Off!

Chapter 8 Moodle Assignment Due

Fri Nov 3 On-line Discussion: Chapter 9
Scenery
Noises Off! Opens November 2
Marshall Center Main Stage

Mon Nov 6

Costume Design

Guest Speaker: Patricia Dennis, Costume Designer
Kelsie Bias Costume Designer Noises Off!

Something Rotten! Gregg Barnes, Costume Designer

Wed Nov 8 Directing/Producers

 

Chapter 9 Moodle Assignment Due

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

Mon Nov 13

Lighting Design

Guest Speaker: Jon Brophy Lighting Designer Noises Off!
Mark Harvey, Lighting Designer
Antigone

Wed Nov 15

Commedia dell'arte

Renaissance Theatre

Video: Tartuffe
More
about Moliere

Video: A Midsummer Night's Dream
More
about William Shakespeare

Chapter 10 Moodle Assignment Due

Fri Nov 17 On-line Discussion: Chapter 11
Lighting and Sound

 


Mon Nov 20

Realism - Naturalism

Realism - The Well-Made Play

 

Video: Miss Julie
More about August Strindberg

Video: The Importance of Being Earnest
More about Oscar Wilde

 


Wed Nov 22

Musical Theatre

 

Video: History of Musical Theatre
Video: Musical Golden Era

Video: Hamilton

Guest Speaker: Rebecca Katz Harwood*

Chapter 11 Moodle Assignment Due

Fri Nov 24

Thanksgiving Holiday - No class

On-line Discussion: Chapter 12
Musical Theatre

 


Mon Nov 27

Contemporary Departures From Realism

Video: Between Brecht and Beckett
Video: Katrina Waiting for Godot

More about Samuel Becket
More about Bertholdt Brecht


Wed Nov 29

Theatrical Diversity

Ben Cameron:
The True Power of the Performing Arts

Video: Top Girls
More about Caryl Churchill

Video: Angels in America
More about Tony Kushner

Chapter 12 Moodle Assignment Due

Fri Dec 1

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

 

 


Mon Dec 4

American Realism

Video: Death of a Salesman
More about Arthur Miller


Video: The Glass Menagerie
More about Tennessee Williams


Wed Dec 6

Final Review

Chapter 13 & 14 Moodle Assignment Due

Course Evaluation


Fri Dec 8

Final Theatre Reviews Due



Final Exam: General Reference for Scheduling Final Exams
TH1001 Introduction to Theatrre Arts Section 002
Wednesday, December 13, 10:00-11:55 AM

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