MWF 1:00-1:50 PM
To create theatre-goers who:
• enjoy attending live theatre as entertainment,
• evaluate a live, theatrical performance in a clear and educated manner - in writing and in discussion,
• compare and contrast modern styles based on historical precedent and development, and
• recognize and evaluate the personnel, techniques and collaborative efforts involved in the production of theatrical events.
Respect will be given to everyone at all times. If you are disrespectful to someone (especially during a presentation) the instructor reserves the right to ask you to leave the room and receive an absence for the day.
Dishonest work any assignment or exam will not be tolerated. Plagiarism is the use of someone else’s thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation. Disciplinary action will be taken if the instructor discovers dishonesty or cheating. The instructor reserves the right to drop any student engaging in academic dishonesty from this course. Students dropped from the course by the instructor for failure to attend classes or for academic dishonesty may receive an F for the semester.
Cell phone use in class is prohibited.
A - 90% or more
B - 80-89%
C - 70-79%
D - 60-69%
F - 59% or less
40%: Four exams covering the assigned text readings, class notes, handouts and discussion.
15%: Written critique of The Diary of Anne Frank, performed Oct 10-13. Critique due in class Monday, Oct 14.
15%: Written critique of Wiley and the Hairy Man, performed Nov 21-24. Critique due in class Monday, Nov 25.
Assignments of Choice:
10%: Performance project
10%: Design project
10%: Attend additional approved shows and submit a written critique.
10%: Attend and critique three rehearsals of Wiley and the Hairy Man
***Note: You must complete all of the required assignments before any assignments of your choice will be added to your final grade at the end of the semester.
Attendance & Punctuality
Attendance is MANDATORY!! I do understand life, however, so everyone is allowed one “mental health” day each semester. Use it well. We have a substantial amount of material to cover and a limited amount of time. Each day we will be covering or presenting NEW material, and very often it is material that will require the assistance of a partner. After your first absence, 5 points per absence will be deducted from you participation grade. If you are more than 15 minutes late or leave more than 15 minutes before the end of class, you will be counted absent for that day. Work, non-emergency medical and dental appointments, intramural games, and all other forms of personal engagements do not constitute an excused absence.
If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center 397-4140.