Throughout humanity, theatre has been a major form of entertainment and/or spiritual and emotional growth. Now, in the new millennium, mass media, TV, movies and the World Wide Web, instant communications threaten to replace live theatre art. In spite of this awesome competition, live theatre lives. In this course, we will look at the reasons for its survival and examine all areas of the art including its history, dramatic structure, theatrical buildings and architecture and several of the different jobs in the theatre including actors, directors, designers and various technicians. By the end ofthe..semester, students will have a working appreciation for both the artistry and mechanics that go into the production of a play and will be able to view a play from a more knowledgeable and critical point of view.
College of Arts and Sciences
Cassidy, Keith, "Theatre Appreciation" (2002). Lynn University Syllabi. 64.