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An introduction to the principles and purposes of drama. Western theatre surveyed from its origins in ancient Greece through the Medieval, Renaissance, Modern and Contemporary periods. Non-Western theatrical styles are also examined, as are emerging multi-cultural and cross-cultural theatrical directions. Investigation of the creative contributions made playwrights, actors, directors, designers, stage managers, and technicians enhance the student's appreciation of theatre. Lectures, films, theatre attendance, assigned reading, and practical "hands-on" projects acquaint students with some of the joys and challenges of creative work in the theatre.
3 hours lecture
Credit course taken for grade or for credit/no credit