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2006-2007 University Catalog

Performing Arts - Theatre

PATH 280 ACTING I (3)

Four hours lecture/activity per week

Exercises and activities that emphasize voice, movement, and relaxation techniques. Includes improvisation, monologues, and two-character scenes.

 

PATH 281 PLAY ANALYSIS (3) [top]

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

Introduces students to the analytical tools used by theatre professionals and provides practice in applying those tools to a variety of scripts. Studies in dramatic structure and its relationship to performance and production.

 

PATH 332 TEACHING DRAMATIC LITERATURE (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or ENGL 105 or equivalent plus one upper division literature course

This course will explore methods and approaches to teaching dramatic literature in secondary schools and colleges.The focus will be on elements of textual exploration and using heuristics from theatre to teach dramatic literature, including but not exclusively Shakespeare's plays.

Same as ENGL 332

GenEd: C2,Interdisciplinary

 

PATH 333 MULTICULTURAL DRAMA IN PERFORMANCE/PRODUCTION (3) [top]

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

America is a country of many cultures, and each of these has brought legacies of its roots to the American stage. In this course we will read plays written by Native Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, African Americans and others. We will also stage mini-productions of one or more of those plays.

Same as ENGL 333

GenEd: C2,C3B,Interdisciplinary

 

PATH 380 ACTING II (3) [top]

Four hours lecture/activity per week

Prerequisite: PATH 280

Emphasizes character work and contemporary acting theories. Includes performance of scenes from contemporary multicultural plays.

 

PATH 382 DIRECTING (3) [top]

Four hours lecture/activity per week

Prerequisites: PA 101, PA 202, PATH 281

Introduction to techniques and practice of directing stage plays. Students direct scenes and one-acts.

 

PATH 410 SHAKESPEARE'S PLAYS (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: ENGL 103 or ENGL 105 or equivalent and one upper division literature course

Study of the many aspects of Shakespeare's plays as literature--language, context, form and style--as well as the ways in which these elements work as parts of a whole, which includes spoken speech and other sounds as well as physical form and movement.

Same as ENGL 410

 

PATH 412 DRAMA OF ANCIENT GREECE (3) [top]

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

Prerequisite: ENGL 103 or ENGL 105 or equivalent and one upper division literature course

A survey of ancient Greek drama and the culture/society that produced it. The course will examine a representative sample of the major plays. Among the topics considered will be: the tragic and comic festivals, tragedy's relationship with Athenian democracy, the nature of Greek theaters and ancient theatrical production techniques, religion and drama, women and tragedy, tragic and comic heroism, myth and tragedy, and the legacy of Greek tragedy in the modern world.

Same as ENGL 412

 

PATH 444 ORIGINAL PRACTICE IN RENAISSANCE DRAMA (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

In this class, students will learn about the theaters of the Renaissance, the playwrights whose plays were performed in them, and explore the differences that occur when the plays are performed in a venue resembling those of the original Rose, Blackfriars and Globe theaters.

Same as ENGL 444

GenEd: C2,Interdisciplinary

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