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Drama and Speech Communication



Undergraduate Officer
M. van Dijk, ML 129, ext. 3672
Co-ordinator of Speech Communication
J. Tomasson Goodwin, ML 122, ext. 5056

Courses not offered in the current academic year are listed at the end of this section.

Note: Laboratory sessions and rehearsal periods may be added to any course at the discretion of the instructor.

DRAMA100S

DRAMA 101A F 3C 0.5
Introduction to the Theatre 1
Introductory study of the theatre as a major art form. Selected plays as produced in their historical contexts. Contributions of the actor, designer and technician to theatrical production.

DRAMA 101B W 3C 0.5
Introduction to the Theatre 2
An extension of the studies described in 101A.

DRAMA 102 F,W 4L 0.5
Introduction to Acting
An introduction to acting. The class will be structured as a rehearsal, where the students will explore improvisation and text work, concentrating on the practical problems of an actor's experiences in creating a role.
Prereq: DRAMA 223 for Speech Communication majors
Prereq or Coreq: DRAMA 101A or B
Limited Enrolment. Permission required.

DRAMA200S

DRAMA 221 F 6L 0.5
Intermediate Acting 1
An extension of Drama 102. This course stresses development of the actor through scene study.
Prereq: DRAMA 101A or 101B, 102
Audition required

DRAMA 222 W 6L 0.5
Intermediate Acting 2
An extension of Drama 221.
Prereq: DRAMA 221
Auditon required

DRAMA 223 F,W,S 4L 0.5
Public Speaking
Theory and practice of public speaking. A workshop course involving design and delivery of various kinds of speeches, and the development of organizational, vocal, listening and critical skills. Students will be videotaped.
Antireq: ACC 432
Open to students in all faculties but limited enrolment. Must attend first class.

DRAMA 224 W,S 3L 0.5
Interpersonal Communication
Focuses on the one-to-one, face-to-face communication in both the personal and professional realms. Such topics as verbal and non-verbal interactions, listening, and the better management of interpersonal communication will be studied.
Prereq: DRAMA 223 (Can be coreq for first-year prospective majors only.)

DRAMA 225 F 3L 0.5
Interviewing
Theory and practice of interviewing. A workshop course which teaches theory, design, and presentation of interviews. Videotaping student exercises will enhance interview design and delivery, as well as listening and critical skills.
Recommended: DRAMA 223 and 224

DRAMA 243 F 2C,2L 0.5
Introduction to Technical Production 1
Theory and practice of building, painting, rigging and shifting scenery; construction of properties; familiarity with lighting instruments, sound equipment and their control systems. Students must spend a certain number of hours working on department productions.
Prereq: Permission of instructor

DRAMA 244 W 2C,2L 0.5
Introduction to Technical Production 2
An extension of the studies described in DRAMA 243.
Prereq: DRAMA 243

DRAMA 251 F 3C 0.5
Survey of Dramatic Literature and Dramatic Theory 1
The Greek and Roman periods.
Cross-listed as CLAS 266

DRAMA 259 3C 0.5
Masterpieces of Western Drama - A Study of Performance 1
Plays on film. This course will entail studying a play and then viewing it as a movie.

DRAMA300S

DRAMA 306 A/B/C F std 0.5
Special Studies in Theatre Production 1
Production participation and the study of selected problems of theatrical production.
Prereq: Permission of play director

DRAMA 307 A/B/C W std 0.5
Special Studies in Theatre Production 2
See DRAMA 306.
Prereq: Permission of play director

DRAMA 311 3C 0.5
Survey of Dramatic Literature and Theory 2
The Middle Ages, the Elizabethans and Jacobeans (excluding Shakespeare), and the Spanish Golden Age.
Cross-listed as ENGL 232

DRAMA 312 3C 0.5
Survey of Dramatic Literature and Theory 3
French neo-classicism, the Restoration period and sentimental drama.
Cross-listed as ENGL 233A

DRAMA 313 3C 0.5
Survey of Dramatic Literature and Theory 4
The late 18th and 19th centuries; romanticism and naturalism.
Cross-listed as ENGL 233B

DRAMA 314 3C 0.5
Survey of Dramatic Literature and Theory 5
The first part of the 20th century.
Cross-listed as ENGL 233C

DRAMA 315 3C 0.5
Survey of Dramatic Literature and Theory 6
The second part of the 20th century.
Cross-listed as ENGL 233D

DRAMA 316 3C 0.5
Survey of Dramatic Literature and Theory 7
A survey of the modern drama of Australia, New Zealand, and the drama, in English, of Africa and the West Indies.
Cross-listed as ENGL 234

DRAMA 317 3C 0.5
Survey of Dramatic Literature and Theory 8
American drama from the 1920's to the present.

DRAMA 318 3C 0.5
Musical Theatre
Traces the development of the musical theatre with particular emphasis on the American contribution. The focus is divided between a historical overview using key texts, and a study of the form: the book, the lyrics, the music, and the economics.

DRAMA 321 F 6L 0.5
Advanced Acting 1
Advanced work in acting. Course involves individual and ensemble work in selections from specific plays with attention given to various periods and styles in acting.
Prereq: DRAMA 221, 222
Audition required

DRAMA 322 W 6L 0.5
Advanced Acting 2
An extension of the studies described in DRAMA 321.
Prereq: DRAMA 321
Audition required

DRAMA 323 F 3L 0.5
Speech Writing
The analysis, writing and performance of speeches. Analysis will focus on the theory of communication and speech models for imitation; writing, on in-class workshops; and performance, on student evaluation of speeches.
Recommended: DRAMA 223
Cross-listed as ENGL 309E

DRAMA 324 W 3L 0.5
Small Group Communication
A workshop course which works from theory to develop the skills to work in groups effectively. The principles of group dynamics, leadership, and conflict resolution will be studied and implemented in small group meetings and presentations.
Recommended: DRAMA 224

DRAMA 326 F 3L 0.5
Voice Technique
A workshop course in voice for the speaker, designed to increase vocal power, range, flexibility and variety in presenting the spoken word.
Prereq: DRAMA 221 or 223

DRAMA 331 F 3LD 0.5
Design for the Theatre 1
An introduction to the problems of designing for the theatre. Work for the course will include the preparation of drawings and models as well as practical experience in the theatre.
Prereq: DRAMA 244 and permission of instructor

DRAMA 332 W 3LD 0.5
Design for the Theatre 2
An extension of the studies described in DRAMA 331, concentrating on the practicalities of set design.
Prereq: DRAMA 331

DRAMA 341 F 4L 0.5
Lighting Design for the Theatre 1
An introduction to the theory and practice of theatre lighting design through studio experience.
Prereq: DRAMA 244 and permission of instructor

DRAMA 342 W 4L 0.5
Lighting Design for the Theatre 2
Advanced studies in theatre lighting design, including major production experience.
Prereq: DRAMA 341 and permission of instructor

DRAMA 343 F 2L,2C 0.5
Theatre Management and Technology 1
The theory and practice of theatre technology. Special attention will be given to stage management, production management and house management. The course is an integral part of the departmental production season.
Prereq: DRAMA 243, 244 and permission of instructor

DRAMA 344 2L,2C 0.5
Theatre Management and Technology 2
A continuation of the studies described in DRAMA 343.
Prereq: DRAMA 343 and permission of instructor

DRAMA 348 3C 0.5
Arts Administration 1
An introduction to the problems and techniques of contemporary not-for-profit arts administration. Topics include: budgeting and financial control, marketing, volunteerism and board management relations.

DRAMA 349 3C 0.5
Arts Administration 2
An extension of the studies in DRAMA 348.
Prereq: DRAMA 348

DRAMA 350 3C 0.5
Arts Administration 3
An advanced course in management and development in the not- for-profit sector. Topics include: the context of philanthropy in Canada, understanding organized culture and the role of the not-for-profit board in fundraising.
Prereq: DRAMA 348 or permission of instructor

DRAMA 361 F std 0.5
Directing 1
Exploration of the director's task in its practical, theoretical and historical aspects.
Prereq: At least three dramatic literature classes and permission

DRAMA 362 W std 0.5
Directing 2
Students will be expected to form their own production company, mount a short play, and submit a detailed promptbook.
Prereq: DRAMA 361 and at least four dramatic literature classes

DRAMA 371 3C 0.5
Theatre History 1
Theatre History from Classical Greece to the Renaissance.

DRAMA 372 3C 0.5
Theatre History 2
Theatre history from the Classical French and English Restoration periods to the present era.

DRAMA 380 3C 0.5
Canadian Drama
See ENGLISH 316.
Cross-listed as ENGL 316

DRAMA 381 3C 0.5
Russian Drama

Cross-listed as RUSS 341

DRAMA 382 3C 0.5
Russian Drama

Cross-listed as RUSS 342

DRAMA 383 3C 0.5
The Stage as Forum: German Drama in Translation

Cross-listed as GER 355

DRAMA 384 3C 0.5
The Stage as Forum: Russian Drama in Translation

Cross-listed as RUSS 356

DRAMA 385 3C 0.5
Ancient Comedy in Translation

Cross-listed as CLAS 365

DRAMA 390 3L 0.5
Children's Theatre
Principles, methods, forms and styles of theatre for children. Children's theatre play-scripts examined and evaluated in a workshop situation.

DRAMA400S

DRAMA 406 A/B/C F std 0.5
Theatre Workshop 1
Participation in stage production for advanced students.
Prereq: Permission of play director and DRAMA 101A and B

DRAMA 407 A/B/C W std 0.5
Theatre Workshop 2
Participation in stage production for advanced students.
Prereq: Permission of play director and DRAMA 101A and B

DRAMA 409 F 3C 0.5
Theatre Criticism
Study and practice of the criticism of theatre production and performance.
This course will not normally be taken until the student's final year.

DRAMA 421 F 6L 0.5
Advanced Acting Workshop 1
An intensive workshop designed to develop performance skills. Special attention given to individual acting problems.
Prereq: DRAMA 321, 322
Audition required

DRAMA 422 W 6L 0.5
Advanced Acting Workshop 2
An extension of DRAMA 421.
Prereq: DRAMA 421
Audition required

DRAMA 425 3C 0.5
Audition Technique
An intensive approach to monologue work, this course will prepare students for the audition process. Time will also be devoted to learning about the demands of the theatre profession, and the problems faced by the self-employed artist.
Prereq: DRAMA 321/322 or equivalent
Audition required

DRAMA 443 F std 0.5
Theatre Technology and Management Apprenticeship 1
An advanced course. Selected students are apprenticed in theatre technology or management functions in productions both on and off campus.
Prereq: DRAMA 342, 343, and permission of instructor

DRAMA 444 W std 0.5
Theatre Technology and Management Apprenticeship 2
An extension of studies described in DRAMA 443.
Prereq: DRAMA 443, and permission of instructor

DRAMA 490 A-E F wkshp 0.5
Selected Seminars in Drama and Theatre Arts
Seminars in special areas of drama and theatre.
Prereq: Permission of Department

DRAMA 491 A-E W wkshp 0.5
Selected Seminars in Drama and Theatre Arts
Seminars in special areas of drama and theatre.
Prereq: Permission of Department

DRAMA 499A/B F,W T 0.5/0.5
Senior Seminar
Open only to drama honours students in their fourth year. It is designed to give the student an opportunity to complete a comprehensive presentation in her/his major area of concentration.
A letter grade for DRAMA 499A will be submitted only after the completion of DRAMA 499B.

Courses not offered 1995-96 Consult with Drama Undergraduate Officer to determine offerings for 1995-96.

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