THA-3140 Theater History

3 credits

Prerequisite: THA-1041; THA-1111 or 2121.

Intensive study of the major aspects of theatrical production and performances in two significant historical periods in the evolution of theater from the Greeks to the middle of the 20th century. The study emphasizes practical historical research and performance that is historically accurate. In order to fully appreciate the history, students study such elements as physical theater space and architecture, audience/performer relationships, acting styles, methods of financing, scenic and costuming styles, theatrical and dramatic conventions, and social and aesthetic values of the historical period. (Odd years)