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TA 147 - Introduction to Theater


A comprehensive introduction to the art, history and workings of the theater. Students will be given a broad and general background in theater including production elements (lights, sound, sets, costumes, make-up, etc...) of acting, theater history and criticism. Students will attend live performances, view videos of plays and write reviews of live and filmed theater. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Develop a working definition of theatre. Identify the roles of theatre practitioners. Identify the basic structure of a play script. Apply the basic criteria for theatre criticism. Identify the various theatre genres. Identify and describe the functions and use of different lighting, sound and other stage equipment. Examine the values within the range of the human experience and its impact in the expression of Theater.

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