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2005: The purpose of my online production books was to assist myself, cast and crew during pre-production and rehearsal periods. After the show is over I use webpages for my classes: directing, acting, drama.
Bedford Intro to Drama (textbook) *
TR 2-3.30 pm Grue 217|
Office Hours: TR 1 - 2 pm
or by appointment
SUMMARY: Dramatic Literature (3+0)h
Studies of drama and forms of plays such as tragedy, comedy, melodrama, farce, tragic comedy. Emphasis on reading plays of the classical theatre designed to give basic knowledge of masterpieces of the world drama.
Test 1 15%
Test 2 15%
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|Comedy & Tragedy|
|Sophocles. Oedipus Rex|
|Oscar Wilde. The Importance of Being Earnest|
|Anton Chekhov. The Cherry Orchard|
|August Strindberg. Miss Julie|
|Henrick Ibsen. A Doll House|
|Pirandello. Six Characters in Search of an Author|
|Eugene 0íNeill. Desire Under the Elms|
|Bertolt Brecht. Galileo|
|Tennessee Williams. The Glass Menagerie|
|Arthur Miller. Death of A Salesman|
 THU. Sept. 3 Introduction. Spectator Theory. Aristotle: 6 principles. Composition. Hamlet (see textbook), also read Comentaries on Shakespeare p. 273-288.
 TU Sept. 8 Structure & Texture. Read Oedipus Rex for next week: The Greeks -- Tragedy. Plot, Character, Idea --Hamlet (see Shakespeare).
 THU Sept.10 Dramatic text. "Performance Text(s)": Actor and Dramatic Poet. Text & Subtext. Sophocles; comentaries.
 TU Sept. 15 Actor's, Director's Texts and other stage languages (Light, Set, Costumes). Spectacle Texts and Dramatic Texts. Oedipus
 THU Sept. 17 Exposition. Setting, Circumstances and Situations.
 TU Sept. 22 Character: 5 Ws. Inner Conflict, Contrast, Counter-Point, Dialectics. Galileo, Brecht
 THU Sept. 24 "Action": story & plot. "Objective, Obstacles, Super-Objective and Through-line". Epic Theatre -- rejection of naturalism.
 TU Sept. 29 Monologue and scene relations. Line-by-line analysis. Chekhov
 THU Oct. 1 Theme Analysis: "Images and Symbols" -- basics of the structural analysis. Characters and themes. Modernism as style. Realism as major method for the century of cinema (see Realism and Symbolism.
 TU Oct. 6 Structure of Conflict (Climax). Strindberg, Symbolism and Psychology.
 THU Oct. 8 First test on Dramatic Theory (in class). Selection of the title and the topic for your midterm paper. Read Ibsen.
Must attend the thesis show "Laughter"! Outline of the first paper (selected topic and title submission).
 TU Oct. 13 Oral (paper) presentations and discussions. Strindberg, Chekhov2, Ibsen.
 THU Oct.15 Periods and Styles. Brief History overview.
 TU Oct. 20 Golden Age: Shakespeare Review. Midterm Paper due
 THU Oct. 22 Genre Issue. Tragedy, comedy, Drama. Sub-genres.
 TU Oct. 27 Texture & Spectacle. 20th century: Revolution in Theatre.
 THU Oct. 29 High Modernity. New Thoughts and Forms
Must attend "70 Scenes" (keep your notes).
OCTOBER 31 -- HAUNTED THEATRE HALLOWEEN!
 TU Nov. 3. ELECTION DAY. Prepare for discussion of "70 Scenes" (Read Oscar Wilde fragment: Comedy Idea)
 THU Nov. 5 Non-Western. Kabuki. [No Grade Test]
 TU Nov. 10 Theatre, Myth & Ritual. Evolution of audience. Church & Stage.
 THU Nov. 12 Symbolism. Strindberg and We. "The Glass Managerie": Williams & Symbolism
 TU Nov. 17 Realism. Chekhov3 and American Drama. Read O'Neill ("Desire Under the Elms")
 THU Nov. 19 Naturalism. Ibsen and O'Neill.
 TU Nov. 24 Dada, Futurism, Surrealism "Fish in a Tree"
November 26 -- THANKSGIVING
 TU Dec. 1 Brecht & Epic Theatre Theory Review. Test 2
 THU Dec. 3 Absurdism (Beckett) and the Postmodern Review -- Some Beckett ("Catastrophe" in class)
PERFORMANCE OF "THE FISH" DEC. 4, 5 & 6 (Must see!)
 Dec. 8. "Fish" Discussion in class (bring your notes)
 Dec. 10 Re-working the final paper drafts. 5 min. oral presentations.
Final Exams Week: Dec. 15 Final Paper due.
Videos in the Library (list).
Scripts of the UAF Fall Season are on reserve (ask for THR 100). Paper Writing Guidelines are at HomeWork (Acting 221 Webpage) How to use Anatoly's Website -- Acting 121 Summer 1998 Class
NOTE: Playscript analysis -- this 400 level course is "in depth class" with the postmodern theories and methods introduced.
Books: Film & Theatre
in focus: shows
GRAMMAR of DRAMA:
THR215 Dramatic Literature --- THR413 Playscript Analysis
authors --- themes --- subjects (topics)
CRAFT ---- ART
plays --- periods --- showcases
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