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Transcript of B2-FallSpring. Syllabus
Since this course is taught entirely on-line you should be familiar with how to use a standard web browser (Netscape, Foxfire etc.) and electronic mail. Competency in navigating D2L required. Detail instruction for D2L can be found in the RU IT Resource site. If you have a question regarding the course please refer to the course FAQ tab. Students are expected to be proficient in written and spoken Standard American English. Familiarity with computers, Internet, and email are required to be successful in this class.
Each student MUST have an activated Radford University email account and MUST send an email to me from that account within the first week of class.
All papers/projects must include the following information at the top of your paper:
Semester: Fall '12
The assignment (i.e.: critique one, etc.)
Date of Submission
During this course you will:
•Differentiate the distinguishing characteristics of dramatic genres.
•Form and articulate a personal opinion on artist works.
Identify the major components of theatrical spaces.
•Assess the components of a theatrical event.
•List, describe and analysis the parts of a dramatic work.
•View and critique live/recorded theatrical performances.
•Participate in discussion form activities.
•Read and analyse dramatic works.
READ ME FIRST
Theatre as an art form Pg. 4-20
The Role of the Critic and the Audience Pg 39-42
VIEW: West Side Story
Tour Theatre Space Pg 137-154
Aristotle and the Poetics Pg 47-66
The Greek Theatre Pg 209-220
Read and Review Antigone
The Roman Theatre Pg 220-228
The Middle Age Pg 228-236
Individual research paper
Renaissance Drama Pg 265-296
VIEW: The Taming of a Shrew
VIEW: Shakespeare in Love
Read and Review Hamlet
This is a participatory class which will require group work and class participation!
Participation/Discussion Projects 20%
All projects turned in after the beginning of the class period on the day the project is due will be considered late and assessed a LETTER GRADE.
NO PROJECTS WILL BE ACCEPTED TWO CLASS DAYS AFTER THE DUE DATE.
Grade: Attendance 5%
Participation/Discussion Projects 20%
Final 35% - Comprehensive
Theatre The Lively Art by WilsonGoldfarb
Anthology of Living Theatre by Wilson/Goldfarb
- includes all the plays you are required to read for group discussion. Major course topics: Overall Course Objectives: How to submit a paper: Expected Competencies: Overview: Texts and Materials required: Course Requirements: Grading:
When viewing a video for this class you may need to copy and past the video link into a new browser page to view. You will find the web links in your topic modules following the titles of the video/plays to be viewed.
You will also need to following password to access the videos in VIMEO:
Password: TAPVIDEO To View A Video: RU Productions: Theatrical Design Pg 157-205
The Actor Pg 97-118
The Director Pg 119-136
VIEW: Behinds the Scenes
NeoClassical/The Royal Theatre Pg 290-309
VIEW: RSC Tatuffe
Read and Review Tartuffe
Romantic/Realism/Naturalism Pg 316-335
VIEW: A Doll's House
VIEW: The Cherry Orchard
Antirealism Pg 339-350
Contemporary Pg 351-396
VIEW: MIller's Shorts (Death of a Salesman)
VIEW: Streetcar Named Desire (T. Williams)
VIEW: Cirque Reinvente
VIEW: Nouvelle Experience Introduction:
All correspondence to me should come through D2L email only. This assure (1) that I will read it and (2), that I will respond to you. I will NOT respond through RU email for this class.
Opportunity for Extra credit are listed in your syllabus schedule. No additional extra credit will be granted.
Each person will be assigned a discussion group. Group discussions are a major part of the participation grade. It is important to be present and engaged in the discussion process, reacting to what each group member says. You are required to attend up to three (3) designated RU productions during the semester. Admission is free with your RU ID. There will be a quiz following each play. See the detailed syllabus for additional information. How to contact me: EXTRA CREDIT: Discussion Groups: