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TH 1001 Introduction to Theatre
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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
Preferences

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

Decide on a name for your discussion group


Mon

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

Acting in Film, Part I
More about Michael Cain

Wed Sept 17 Theatre Production

Taylor Jensen, Managing Director UMD Stage 2

Matt Dufault, Technical Director UMD 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

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

Improv: Upright Citzen's Brigade

Wed Oct 1 Acting

Video: Uncle Vanya
More about Constantin Stanislavski

Chapter 3 Moodle Assignment Due

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

Fri Oct 3

On-line Discussion: Chapter 4
Acting

 


Mon Oct 6 Directing

Guest Speaker: Andy Bennett, Executive Director Renegade Theatre Company


Wed Oct 8

Playwrighting

Video: Playwrighting

A Doll's House Performance
Talkback Session with Dr. Tineke Ritmeester

Marshall Performing Arts Center

Chapter 4 Moodle Assignment Due

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

 


Mon Oct 13

Playwrighting

 

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
Plawrights

 


Mon Oct 20

Theatre of the Oppressed

Guest Speaker: Dalia Basiouny

Wed Oct 22

Medieval Theatre/Asian Theatre

 

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

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

And Baby Makes Seven Opens October 30
Dudley Experimental Theatre

Fri Oct 31 No class.  

Mon Nov 3

Scenic Design

Guest Speakers: Curt Phillips , Scenic Designer A Doll's House and Matt Dufault Scenic Designer, And Baby Makes Seven

Meet in Dudley Experimental Theatre

Wed Nov 5 Costume Design

Guest Speaker: Katie Martin, Costume Designer Legally Blonde

 

Fri Nov 7 On-line Discussion: Chapter 9
Scenery
 

Mon Nov 10

Make-up Design

Guest Speaker: Patricia Dennis, Make-up Designer And Baby Makes Seven

 

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

 


Mon Nov 17 Lighting Design

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


Wed Nov 19 Restoration

Video: Tartuffe
More about Moliere


Video: the Importance of Being Earnest
More about Oscar Wilde

Chapter 10 Moodle Assignment Due

Fri Nov 21

On-line Discussion: Chapter 11
Lighting and Sound

 

 


Mon Nov 24 Realism

Video: Miss Julie
More about August Strindberg

Wed Nov 26 Modern Tragedy

Video: Death of a Salesman
More about Arthur Miller


Video: The Glass Menagerie
More about Tennessee Williams

Chapter 11 Moodle Assignment Due

Fri Nov 28

On-line Discussion: Chapter 12
Musical Theatre

 

 


Mon Dec 1

Sound Design

Sound Designer Legally Blonde


Wed Dec 3

Contemporary Departures From Realism

Presentation: Shane Gilman

Video: 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: <http://www.d.umn.edu/onestop/calendar/pdf/2014-2015-final-exam-reference.pdf>
Monday, December 15, 10:00-11:55 AM

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