Theatre Arts

F.J. Hartland, Acting 1, Spring 2018

Course Description:

This course will entail a study of beginning skills such as movement for the stage, relaxation, and beginning acting tasks (observations, emotional recall, use of space, concentration). Beginning scene work will be included.

Textbook:

Frakes, Jake. Acting for Life. First Edition. Merriweather Publishing: Colorado Springs CO. 2005.

Syllabus: 
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F.J. Hartland, Oral Interpretation, Spring 2018

Course Description:

An investigation of the process of rendering literature aloud, with attention to problems of impersonation, consideration of style, and application of specific vocal techniques.

Textbook:

Oral Interpretation (Twelfth edition) by Timothy Gura and Charlotte I. Lee, published by Routledge Taylor and Francis Group

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John Teacher, Costume Design, Spring 2018

Course Description:

This course entails a study of the basics of costume design and the psychology of clothing for the stage. Theories of design and color as well as an overview of the professional design business.

Required Materials:

Cold press Illustration board or Watercolor paper
Water colors
Brush(es)
Colored pencils
9X12 Drawing pad - or similar
Drawing pencil ( "#2" are fine)
Erasers

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John Teacher, Modern Theatre, Spring 2018

Course Description:

In the realm of visual arts, cavemen drawing images on cave walls have turned into people sitting in warm comfortable homes deciding how many pixels to make their latest Adobe Lightroom © image. So too has theatre evolved with each epoch of theatrical effort making its contribution and impression on the art form and the next generation of theatre creators. This course looks at those milestones, mainly from a western theatre perspective, post 1700, viewpoint. It will identify what influenced these eras, how they influenced others, and what we still retain of them today.We will consider these eras both from a literary as well as a historical context.

Required Texts:

-Living Theatre: A History (6th Edition), by Wilson and Goldfarb
-The Norton Anthology of Drama Vol. 2 (2nd edition)

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John Teacher, Stagecraft 1, Spring 2018

Course Description:

Entails a study of the construction and rigging of scenic units for stage settings.

Required Materials:

- Backstage Handbook Carter. Broadway Press ISBN 0-911747-39-7
- Mechanical Pencil(s)
- Architect's scale (ruler)
- Set of appropriate shop clothes-they WILL get dirty, paint covered, etc!!!!
- One ticket to UPJ Theatre Department's production of "Rent" April 5th-8th @7:30pm
- (optional)-Art quality eraser and a triangle set.

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John Teacher, Introduction to Theatre Design, Fall 2017

Course Description:

This course is an introduction to designing scenery, lighting, properties, and costume for live theatre. Students will study the duties and functions of the various design positions as well as the techniques and processes utilized by those designers. Emphasis is placed on design as a collaborative process. Students will also study general principals of design.

Required Materials:

- Mechanical Pencil(s)
- Architect’s scale (ruler)
- Art Materials—List to follow

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John Teacher, Stage Management, Fall 2017

Course Description:

This course will expose students to the world of Stage Management. Students will learn the duties and requirements of a stage manager. They will develop an appreciation of the ever changing role of a stage manager throughout the production process. Students will study the qualities of a good stage manager. Emphasis is placed on stage management as it pertains to present day, professional (“Equity”) production responsibilities. Some study is made of the stage manager in academic and community theatre and their differences to professional theatre. Additionally, students will examine (general) management qualities and their transferability to/ with stage management.

Required Materials:

- Stage Management by Lawrence Stern and Alice R.O’Grady Pub. Allyn & Bacon
- Monday Morning Leadership by David Cottrell Pub. CornerStone ISBN 0-9719424-3-9
- Tony and Tina’s Wedding by Cassario. Samuel French ISBN 0573694729

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John Teacher, Stagecraft 1, Fall 2017

Course Description:

This course will entail a study of the construction and rigging of scenic units for stage settings.

Required Materials:

- Backstage Handbook, Carter. Broadway Press ISBN 0-911747-39-7
- Mechanical Pencil(s)
- Architect’s scale (ruler)
- Set of appropriate shop clothes—they WILL get dirty, paint covered, etc!!!!
- (optional)-Art quality eraser and a triangle set.

Syllabus: 
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F.J. Hartland, Acting 1, Fall 2017

Course Description:

This course will entail a study of beginning skills such as movement for the stage, relaxation, and beginning acting tasks (observations, emotional recall, use of space, concentration). Beginning scene work will be included.

Textbook:

Frakes, Jake. Acting for Life. First Edition. Merriweather Publishing: Colorado Springs CO. 2005.

Syllabus: 
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PDF icon Hartland - THEA 1502 - Acting 1.pdf108.48 KB

F.J. Hartland, Oral Interpretation, Fall 2017

Course Description:

An investigation of the process of rendering literature aloud, with attention to problems of impersonation, consideration of style, and application of specific vocal techniques.

Textbooks

Oral Interpretation (Twelfth edition) by Timothy Gura and Charlotte I. Lee, published by Routledge Taylor and Francis Group

Syllabus: 

Pages

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