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Theatre 100 /Theatre 100 HE

Instructor: Dr. Joseph Fahey

Course Description and Objectives:
This course introduces students to dramatic forms and theatre performance.  We analyze dramatic literature, contemporary theatrical practices, and the roles of various production participants.  Our primary objective is to foster in students an enhanced appreciation of the role of theatre and the allied arts in a vibrant society, a richer understanding of the creative process, and an improved capacity to function as a discriminating cultural citizen.

Course Teaching Methodology:
Reading, Discussion, and Lecture augmented by video presentations, e-mail discussions, and live performances.

Required Texts:

  • Mastrosimone, William.  Bang Bang You're Dead! at http://bangbangyouredead.com and on reserve at the Bromfield Library
  • O'Neill, Eugene.  The Hairy Ape at http://www.theatrehistory.com/plays/hairyape001.html, and on reserve at the Bromfield Library
  • Shakespeare, William.  Twelfth Night.
  • Williams, Tennessee.  The Glass Menagerie.
  • Wilson, Edwin and Alvin Goldfarb, eds.  Anthology of Living Theater, 3rd ed. (See me if you have the second edition).  McGraw-Hill.  ISBN: 978-0-07-351413-0

 

 

Theatre 310  Directing I

Instructor: Dr. Joseph Fahey

Course Description and Objectives:
To introduce students to the basic principles, techniques, and challenges of directing for the stage.  To provide practical experience in aspects of stage direction through class exercises, discussions, observations, analysis, and scene work.

Course Teaching Methodology:
In class exercises, readings, developmental directing assignments, discussion and demonstration, directorial analysis of one play, directing of one ten-minute play for performance in a public forum.

Required Texts:
Ball, William.  A Sense of Direction.  Additional readings as assigned.