Intro to Drama

Course description.
This course is designed to give students an overview of theater arts with an emphasis in performance. Students will be introduced to topics in the history of western theater, the roles in the theater, types of stages, ways of analyzing text, and theater terms. In addition, students will practice physical and vocal techniques to improve their performance abilities. Students will be expected to complete individual assignments as well as work in ensemble with their peers. All students will perform scenes and monologues, write both creative and research papers, and will participate to their full ability in class activities. There is no pre-requisite or textbook assigned for this course but a final notebook with lecture information will be graded and kept by the student as a personal text resource.