NWCCD 2017-18 Catalog 
    Sep 24, 2023  
NWCCD 2017-18 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

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THEA 2010 - Theatrical Backgrounds Drama I

This course provides students with an opportunity to explore plays from the major periods of dramatic literature. Students develop a foundation in the literature of Western drama from the Greeks through the English Restoration periods. Students read selected plays from the Greek, Roman, Medieval, Renaissance, Elizabethan, French Neo-classical and English Restoration periods. Student study the assigned plays through both oral and written analysis.




Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of THEA 2010 Theatrical Backgrounds Drama I, the student will:

  1. Discuss each play assigned, its importance to the history of the theater and its place in the literature of the theater
  2. Discuss the themes and/or objectives of the playwright of each play.
  3. Discuss each play in the context of the times and/or movements that produced it with an understanding of the major events and influences of those times
  4. Develop a working knowledge of theater history from the Greek world through the English restoration
  5. Develop working knowledge of the elements of theater
  6. Develop working knowledge of genre and structure.

Credits: 3

Instructional Method Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 hrs/week

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