College Bulletin - Course Catalog 
    
    Apr 01, 2023  
College Bulletin - Course Catalog

THEA 001. Theater and Performance


An introduction to the principles and practices of theater and performance, this course combines play analysis, theater history, and artistic exploration. We will explore a variety of approaches, theories, genres, and critiques of theater and embodied performance. Through class discussions, presentations, writing assignments, performance exercises, and theater viewings, students in this course will enhance their understanding of dramatic literature and theater history, deepen their knowledge of the various elements that contribute to the process of theater-making (playwriting, dramaturgy, directing, performance, and design, etc.), strengthen their abilities to analyze both the content and form of a performance, and develop a greater appreciation for the significance of theater societally. Students will also cultivate the necessary skills for writing effectively within the disciplines of theater and performance studies, thereby honing  their critical voices and vocabularies.
Fulfills a general requirement for all theater majors and minors.
Humanities.
Writing course.
1 credit.
Fall 2022. Wooden.
Fall 2023. Wooden.
Fall 2024. Staff.
Catalog chapter: Theater  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/department-theater


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