Theatre 1 (Introduction to Theatre)

I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being. 

-Oscar Wilde

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course is designed to introduce students to the art of theatre and the processes involved in the creation of the theatrical arts.  Students will learn how theatre permeates every aspect of our society.  Students will develop the ability to create a character on stage and experience the process of creating a theatrical production from both onstage and backstage perspectives.

GOALS FOR THE COURSE:

These are the skills students will develop with hard work and dedication in this class.

  • Confidence
  • The ability to perform in front of others
  • The ability to analyze and think critically
  • The ability to work with others
  • The ability to constructively critique a theatrical performance
  • Better writing skills
  • Better reading skills
  • An appreciation and understanding of the theatre
  • A sense of theatrical history
  • A desire to know more involving theatre
  • A love for applause and standing ovations
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