OLS 158 Introduction to the Theatre • 2 Cr.
Explores the theatre experience from a variety of perspectives, including the audience, the playwright, the actor, the designer, and the director. Attendance at a performance on campus is required. Prerequisite: Entrance to the program.
After completing this class, students should be able to:•Analyze the relationship between culture and theatre. •Identify a process of analyzing theatre to become a more critical audience member. •Analyze a script, directorial concept, design elements, and acting styles of a play. •Describe the process in which a play goes from "page to stage." •Evaluate theatre as a potential lifelong interest as an audience member, or professional or amateur theatre artist. •Identify and analyze the objectives of theatre including education, entertainment and enlightenment. •Explain the group process that leads to theatrical collaboration.