DRAMA 101: Introduction to the Theatre
Instructor: Bradetta (Detta) Vines
Office location: E121
"Page to stage"
developing a concept, acting, and design.
All assignments due on the date assigned.
Assignments are always due on Sunday at Midnight unless otherwise stated.
Late assignments will be graded down and accepted for one day after the due date. This class follows the guidelines found in Bellevue College's "Arts and Humanities Standards". Please read and become familiar with these guidelines. They are found on the Arts and Humanities web page.
This class uses a variety of tools to present material and enhance your ability to learn. These tools range from papers on the plays read to play reviews, videotapes, lectures, play readings, the final paper and of upmost importance: your participation on the "DB" or Discussion Board. From the first day, the presentation of material (and your understanding of it) will rely on what has been covered before. In order to do well in this class you must keep up on the reading and please do not hesitate to let me know when there is something in the reading or my notes that is confusing or which raises questions. This is art and thus your emotional reactions are as important as your intellectual ones.
You will receive all assignments and due dates on the Blackboard Vista Drama 101 site.
Class participation in the form of postings to the Discussion Board. 20%
Attendance at and written critique (review) of one professional or BC play. 10%
on text chapters and plays assigned:
An Acting Project/paper 10%
A Design Project/paper 10%
Final Paper 20%
Wilson: The Theatre Experience Eleventh Edition (our text)
Gwynn: Drama: A Pocket Anthology 5th by Penguin Academics
Attendance of the Spring Awakening is REQUIRED ( if you do not live in the area contact me immediately so we may arrange an alternative)
You SHOULD by tickets in advance at
Dates are in May – Please see Calendar.
tickets are $10.00.
It is expected that everyone online will be respectful of each others’ views and culture of communication. I want you to feel free to express yourself without incurring the wrath of fellow students as well as I want you to monitor your ideas with thought for others.
At Bellevue College Drama Classes are housed in the Theatre Arts Department within the Arts and Humanities Division.
Please look at the following pages. You will find good information about ways to succeed as a student in Arts and Humanities classes at Bellevue College.
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A good resource for Plagiarism is the Writing Lab: http://bellevuecollege.edu/writinglab/Plagiarism.html
stealing and plagiarizing (using the ideas or words of another as one’s own
without crediting the source) and inappropriate/disruptive classroom behavior
are violations of the Student Code of Conduct at
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