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Theatre History I
THEATRE HIST I
CLASS CODE: TA 401 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS
DEPARTMENT: THEATRE
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: The first half of theatre history: the origins of theatre, Greek, Roman, Medieval, Italian Renaissance, Spanish, Elizabethan and Asian.
DESCRIPTION: An exploration of what in the past (during the times and places specified) has made theatre what it is today.
TOPICS: Primitive forms of theatre, Greek theatre and the influence of Aristotle, Roman theatre, Medieval theatre and the church, Renaissance theatre on the European continent, English theatre in the renaissance and Shakespeare, and Asian theatre.
OBJECTIVES: To assist students in recognizing, and utilizing in their own theatrical practice, the stages of development of the theatre from the classical Greek theatre to the early Renaissance theatres on the European continent.
To help students understand the beauty of the Asian theatrical experience.
REQUIREMENTS: Study of the development of theatre in each historical period.
Study of the dramatic literature and production theory in each historical period.
Read and report on at least one play from each time period or style.
Participate in at least one discussion panel. See all the departmental theatre productions of the semester and write a report for each.
Write two research papers on subjects drawn from the information discussed this semester.
PREREQUISITES: TA 116: Dramatic structure and analysis.
OTHER: TA 401 is required for students with an emphasis in Theatre.
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001