Syllabus: Theatre and Streetcar Named Desire Essay

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Introduction to Theatre
Fall 2013
Section 5
TR 12:30-1:45
Science and Technology Building OC207

Professor: Héctor Garza Office: Austin 323B
Phone number: (252) 737-4366
Office hours:

Course description and objectives: This course is designed to introduce non-majors to the fundamentals of Theatre Arts. We will focus on three major aspects of theatre: the audience and critics; theatre practitioners; and the history of theatre. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of theatre as an art form. I sincerely hope that students will become engaged and informed audience members.

Requirements: Students are required to do all the reading and turn in all writing assignments. Complete the reading before we cover the material. Students are required to meet with group, outside of class, to prepare presentation.

Attendance and Participation: I expect that you do all the reading and be ready to talk about the readings in a coherent and meaningful manner.

Because you cannot participate if you are absent, it is crucial that you attend. You are allowed two unexcused absences. The third absences will result in a 50 point deduction from your grade; the 4th an additional 50 points, the 5th another 50 points. If you are absent more than 5 times you will automatically fail the course.

Production Quizzes: Students must attend the Theatre and Dance productions listed below. All performances appear on the McGinnis Theatre stage. All performances start promptly at 8pm; There is no night performance on Sunday; instead, Sunday’s performance is a 2pm matinee. Please arrive early. Productions: Dracula Steven Dietz 9/26—10/1 Camelot Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner Music by Frederick Lowe 11/21—11/26

Book: Theatre: The Living Art Eight Edition by Edwin Wilson and Alvin Goldfarb ISBN: 978-0-07-351420-8 A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams ISBN: 978-0-8112-1602-9 Fences by August Wilson ISBN: 978-0-452-26401-4

Grading: Exams 3 @ 100 points 300 Design Concept 50 Reading Quizzes 5 @ 30 points 150 Production Quizzes 2 @ 50 points 100

600-558 A 559-540 A- 539-522 B+ 521-498 B 497-480 B- 479-462 C+ 461-438 C 437-420 C- 419-360 D 359-0 F

Disabilities Support Services East Carolina University seeks to comply fully with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Students requesting accommodations based on a disability must be registered with the Department for Disability Support Services located in Slay 138 ((252) 737-1016 (Voice/TTY)).

Academic Honesty I will not tolerate any form of cheating or dishonesty inside or outside the classroom. To cheat is to do one or more of the following: -Use other people’s work as your own (except in cases of group collaboration as defined by the professor) -Unauthorized copying of another person’s work -Plagiarism (using a term paper from the internet or lifting passages from texts not written by you) -Improper citation of sources (proper footnotes are required on all written work) -Downloading text from the internet and submitting it as your own. For a more specific definition of cheating, see page 45 of the 2008-2009 East Carolina University Undergraduate Catalog. Further details about plagiarism and a link to a detailed list of procedures in the CLUE BOOK can be accessed online at Anyone who cheats will be prosecuted according to this East Carolina University code of student conduct.

Policy for Disruptive Behavior East Carolina University is committed to providing each student with a rich,