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THEA 101: Introduction to Drama and Theatre (3 credits)

Course Description

An introduction to the art of drama and theatre. Students study selected plays that are representative of important playwrights and historical periods. These plays are studied in their historical context and provide a basis for understanding elements and styles of drama. Theatre production will also be explored by considering the functions of actors, audiences, designers, playwrights and technicians. (3 hours lecture)

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Discuss the origin and development of the theatre from its beginnings to the present.
  • Discuss the theatre's influence and importance in human culture.
  • Compare and contrast dramatic literature and global theatre practices throughout history.
  • Analyze the artistic choices and techniques used to transform a written dramatic script into a performed work presented to an audience.

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