Course Description: See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. Spring. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Section Description: All of us enjoy playing, and in this class we discover what happens when we play with plays. "Breaking Out: Adapting Drama" explores the making of theatre as a process. Theatre is, itself, an integrated art form composed of many collaborating arts, so our objective is to learn how theatrical art is made. We begin with looking at rituals to illustrate how we perform as part of a community in our every day lives while actively coming together as our own community in the class. After that, we explore the performance of Self in Life in contrast to the performance of Character in Art. We then we move into exploring the arts of theatre (playwriting, acting, directing, and design) through both the analysis of dramatic texts and the experience of lecture/workshops with theatrical artists, scholars and professionals. The major project of the semester, comprising the final exam, is the performance in groups of "Our Own Oedipus," an adaptation of the original by Sophocles, written, designed, and performed by you, the students. Encouraging boldness in self-expression, ensemble building, and the exploration of ideas, the course asks that you experiment with the many ways we can play with plays and break out of the traditional canon.
|MW||10:40 - 11:55||ROYALL TYLER THR 300|
Instructor(s): Lynne Greeley
Meeting Dates: 14 Jan 2013 - 01 May 2013