Course Title：Introduction to Theatre
|Venue||Room 357 Comprehensive Building, West Campus|
This class is designed to introduce students to the world of live theatre, its history, its plays, its practical application and position of importance in our everyday world. Rooted in theoretical notions, students will be introduced to all the elements of theater, including the acting, directing and designing process, as well as the different types of performances and drama forms. In class, students will learn about these elements through lectures, discussions and practical projects such character building, acting exercises, sketching and mask making. To develop critical skills, students will be reviewing a live performance. The main objective of this course is to provide an overall view of theater, while learning how to enjoy the dramatic experience as a representation of psychology, society and culture. Both Western and Eastern forms of performance will be discussed in historical and contemporary terms.