May 20, 2022
DRA 101 - Introduction to Theatre Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Core
An introductory survey of the elements, techniques, and foundations of theatre as live performance and a cultural event. The course will identify skills and practices of both practitioners and patrons of theatre. Attendance of theatrical performance may be required.
- Examine the value of arts education, particularly theatre.
- Relate the benefits of engaging in the arts and arts education.
- Distinguish why training and education in theatre is unique.
- Classify the elements of theatre.
- Distinguish the basic facets of a play on paper.
- Distinguish the basic facets of a play in production.
- Prioritize what makes a play effective.
- Chart the methodology and practice of bringing a play from the page to the stage.
- Interpret dramatic literature with clear and interesting storytelling.
- Break down traditional script analysis.
- Demonstrate comprehension of dramatic literature
- Create a distinct directorial interpretation of at least one play.
- Evaluate the various professional opportunities for practitioners and patrons in the field of theatre.
- Assess how training in theatre affects theatre practitioners.
- Correlate how theatre and arts education applies to other fields.
- Determine the practicalities of working in the arts, particularly theatre.
- Outline the elements of performance as they affected society and/or culture throughout history.
- Distinguish trends that affect contemporary theatre.
- Point out the impacts of society and culture on theatre and vice versa.
- Synthesize an imaginative application of the elements of a production as a script, or other theatrical and creative project.
- Use the elements of script analysis within an imaginative project.
- Apply the elements of a play to the same project.
- Perform the functions of at least one member of the theatrical creative team.
- Design effective foundations of a creative act of live storytelling in a theatrical setting.
- Develop the design.
- Relate the design as a presentation.
- Critique a live theatrical production.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of two aspects of the play.
- Argue why each aspect was or was not effective, citing specific examples.
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