This course approaches the art of the theatre in two ways: first, as a study of theatre as a performing art, and secondly as a study of theatre as a literary art form. Theatre as a performing art will be examined through a close study of the various "occupations" of the theatre - the role of the actor, director, designers et. al and will show how each contributes to the most collaborative of art forms - theatre. Theater as a literary art form will be approached through an examination of the key periods of theatre history and selected plays that reflect the content, form, and production methods of each period. Students will be asked to synthesize these two approaches in a final project due at the end of the term.
College of Arts and Sciences
Aiello, Stephen, "Theatre Appreciation" (2002). Lynn University Syllabi. 63.