Skip to comments.Drama and Theatre Arts Syllabus
Posted on 01/24/2005 6:12:07 AM PST by kriztine rosales-viray
Polytechnic University of the Philippines COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION Sta. Mesa, Manila
Course Code: RC 204/TA 110
Course Title: Drama and Theatre Arts
Course Description: The course is composed of comprehensive discussions of the different theories about theatre in particular level and dramatic arts in general; and a variety of practical techniques and applications.
At the end of the semester, the student is expected to:
1. Know the theories and application involved in theater.
2. Know the elementary concepts of drama and theatre arts.
3. Produce a one-act production applying the theories and concepts of theatre, thereby appreciating the significance of drama and theatre arts.
I. Orientation 1. Overview of the course 2. Meaning, scope and significance of drama and theatre arts 3. Drama as an Art
II. History of Drama and Theatre
1. Greek Theatre a. Brief History b. Greek Playwrights and Their Works c. Parts of the Greek Theatre
2. Roman Theatre/Globe Theatre a. Brief History b. Roman Playwrights and Their Works c. Parts of the Roman/Globe Theatre d. William Shakespeare, his plays, and his contemporaries
3. KABUKI Theatre a. Brief History b. Repertoires of Kabuki c. Aspects of Kabuki according to Theme d. Aspects of Kabuki according to Origin e. Monzaemon, Chikamatsu, his plays, and his contemporaries f. Parts of Kabuki Theatre
4. The Theatre Today a. Classical Revivals b. Modern Revivals c. New Plays d. The Broadway e. Non-Profit Professional Theatre
III. Theatre as Dramatics
1. Theatre is Work 2. Theatre is an Artistic Work 3. Theatre as Impersonation 4. Theatre as Performance 5. Theatre as Live Performance 6. Theatre as a Scripted Play
IV. What is a Play?
1. Duration 2. Genre 3. Structure 4. The Components of a Play 5. The Order of a Play
V. The Actor
1. Different Definitions of Acting 2. 4 Aspects of Acting a. Character Simulation b. Character Embodiment c. Performing Virtuosity d. Magic 3. Actor¡¦s Instrument a. Physiological Instruments b. Psychological Instruments
4. Actors Routine a. Auditioning b. Rehearsing c. Performing
VI. The Director and the Production Team
1. The Director a. Rise of the Director b. Place of the Director c. Responsibilities of the Director d. Qualities of a Good Director
2. Stage and the Stage Manager a. The Acting Space b. Parts of the Stage c. Blocking on Stage d. The Stage Manager, Its Function and Responsibilities
3. The Production Team a. Members of the Production and Its Function
4. Stages in Play Production
VII. Writing on Theatre
1. The Playwright 2. Illusion of Reality or Unreality 3. The Materials of the Playwright 4. The Tools of the Playwright 5. The Process of the Playwright 6. Play Structure 7. The Five Parts of the Play
1. Lecture Discussion 2. Group Dynamics/Workshop 3. Class Presentations (Greek Theatre, Globe Theatre) 4. Exposures to Different Kinds of Stage Plays 5. Written Exams 6. Oral Exams 7. Actual One-Act Production as Final Requirement
Cohen, Robert Theatre: Brief Version, California: Mayfield Publishing Company, 1988
Dietrich, John Play Direction, USA: Prentice-Hall Inc. Englewood Cliffs, NJ 1990
Nahas, Rebecca Your Acting Career: How to Break Into and Survive in the Theatre New York: Crown Publishers Inc. 1976
Moore, Sonia The Stanislavski Method: Professional Training of an Actor New York: The Viking Press 1960
Carpio, Rustica Life is a Stage, Philippines: UST Publishing House 2001
MISCONCEPTIONS AND PROBLEMS
1. DTA is an ACTING Subject
Þ Acting is just a Part of the Course
2. DTA = WORKSHOP
Þ There are some lessons that require workshop
3. Some students don¡¦t take the subject seriously
Þ They think that DTA is purely practical and technical which does not entail reading books and text.
4. Some students are hard to motivate
Þ Students who are not interested at all with DTA cannot just easily feel the importance of the subject and the activities. Þ Students, who are engrossed in technical productions like TV, Radio, etc., tend to lose their interest in DTA.
5. The class is noisy in every workshop
Þ Students get overly excited in every workshop activities which are new to them.
1. As to Item No.1: This misconception is easily corrected by making clear discussion about the scope of the course. The students will be able to know that acting is just a part of DTA and DTA is not entirely ACTING.
2. As to Item No. 2: This misconception is corrected by explaining to the students that DTA is twofold: THEORY and PRACTICE. Workshops alone cannot be equated with DTA.
3. As to Item No. 3 and 4: It is true that a teacher cannot force the student to like the subject, however, the teacher can require the students to comply with projects and activities which could perhaps invite their attention and gradually treat the subject seriously.
4. As to Item No. 5: Workshops are inevitably noisy. During workshops, the teacher should try to look for other venues whereby other classes will not be disrupted and disturbed by the conduct of the workshop.
Lesson 1: Meaning and Scope of DTA
Drama = comes from the greek word ¡§dran¡¨ which means to do or to act
= it is a composition in verse or in prose intended to portray life or character, or to tell a story usually involving conflicts and emotions from a stage to an audience.
Theatre = comes from the greek word ¡§theatron¡¨ which means ¡§seeing place¡¨ or ¡§to view¡¨
= an outdoor structure for dramatic performances or spectacles in ancient Greece and Rome
= a dramatic representation as an art or profession
Arts = comes from the latin word ¡§ars¡¨ which means skills = the conscious use of skills and creative imagination in the production of aesthetic object
4 major arts
Visual Arts Literary Arts Performing Arts Practical Arts
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