Students investigate the history of theatre and the intricacies of the performing arts. Students study the following: techniques of preparing to act, characterization, and acting exercises. Student discover how to choose a play and preparing to direct a play from the first steps of reading and choosing all the way through advertising for cast members. They will select cast members, as well as direct them and the stage crew through the act of performance. Students also study the difference between stage acting, TV, and film acting. Students of an Elective course will also learn the different methods for directing and producing. Each lesson is accompanied by activities that reflect the content and the lesson.

1- Welcome to Class
1- Course Information

2- Art and the Artist
1- What is Art
2- What is Art Part 2
3- What is an Artist
4- Theories on the Creative Mind and Body
5- Theories Continued
Quiz: Art and the Artist

3- What is Theatre
1- What is Theatre?
2- Theatre Continued
Quiz: What is Theatre

4- The Audience
1- The Audience
2- Audience Part 2
3- Audience Part 3
Quiz: The Audience

5- Methods for Analyzing
1- Methods for Analyzing Theatrical Plays
2- Methods for Analyzing Part 2
Quiz: Methods for Analyzing

6- Writing Theatrical Reviews
1- Writing Theatrical Reviews
2- Writing Theatrical Reviews Continued
Assignment: Theatrical Review Assignment

7- The Playwright
1- The Playwright
2- The Playwright Part 2
3- The Playwright Part 3
4- Playwrights and Their Times
Quiz: The Playwright

8- The Producer
1- The Producer
2- The Producer Part 2
3- The Producers Process
4- What is Theatre?
5- Theatre Continued
Quiz: The Producer

9- The Director
1- Directors Role/History
2- The Directing Process
3- Directing Techniques
4- Stage Directions
5- Assistant Directors/Stage Directors
Quiz: The Director

10- The Actor
1- The Actor’s Role and History
2- Actor’s Role Continued
3- The Actor
4- The Actors Process
Quiz: The Actor

11- The Designers
1- The Design Process
2- The Scenic Designer
3- The Scenic Designers Tools and Techniques
4- Scenic Designers throughout History
5- The Costume Designer
6- Specifics In The Costume Design Process
7- Costume Design Tools & Techniques
8- Make Up
9- The Lighting Designer
10- Specifics To The Sound Design Process
Quiz: The Designers

12- Greek Drama
1- Historical Background
2- The Theater
3- The Playwrights and Theatrical Conventions
4- The Staging and Spectacle
5- Greek Drama Web Quest
6- Web Quest Resources
7- Web Quest Conclusion
Quiz: Greek Drama
Assignment: Greek Drama Web Quest

13- Roman Drama
1- Historical Background
2- The Playwrights and Theatrical Conventions
3- The Staging and Spectacle:
Quiz: Roman Drama

14- Medieval Drama
1- Historical Background
2- The Theater
3- The Playwrights and Theatrical Convention
4- The Staging and Spectacle
Quiz: Medieval Drama

15- Italian Renaissance Theatre
1- Historical Background
2- The Theater
3- Playwrights and Theatrical Conventions
4- Staging and Spectacle
Assignment: Renaissance WebQuest
Quiz: Italian Renaissance Theatre

16- English Renaissance / Shakespeare
1- Historical Background
2- Development of Theater
3- Playwrights & Theatrical Conventions
4- Staging & Spectacle
Quiz: English Renaissance

17- Neoclassic Drama
1- Historical Background
2- The Theater
3- Staging & Spectacle
Quiz: Neoclassic Drama

18- Restoration Drama
1- Historical Background
2- The Theater
3- Playwrights & Theatrical Conventions
4- The Stage and Spectacle
5- Restoration Drama Web Quest
6- Playbill Assignment Criteria
Assignment: Restoration Drama Web Quest
Quiz: Restoration Drama

19- Realistic Drama
1- Historical Background
2- The Theatre
3- Playwrights & Theatrical Convention
4- Staging & Spectacle
Quiz: Realistic Drama

20- Anti Realism
1- Historical Background
2- The Theatre
3- Theatre Continued
4- Staging & Spectacle
Quiz: Anti Realism

21- Modern Theatre
1- Historical Background
2- The Theater
3- Playwrights and Theatrical Conventions
4- Staging and Spectacle
Quiz: Modern Theatre

22- Final Exam
1- Final Exam
Quiz: Final Exam

23- Course Survey
1- Course Survey
Handout: Course Survey
Assignment: Course Survey