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THTR V 2002x and y New York Theatre

Students attend a variety of performances as well as a weekly lab meeting. Emphasis on expanding students' critical vocabulary and understanding of current New York theatre and its history. Section on contemporary New York theatre management and production practices. - S. McMath, L. Bartholomai
Prerequisites: Enrollment limited. Permission given by instructor only at first meeting. General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: THTR V2002
THTR
2002
01666
001
W 4:10p - 6:00p
323 MILBANK HALL
W 7:00p - 11:00p
323 MILBANK HALL
L. Bartholomai 28 [ More Info ]

THTR V 2003x or y Voice and Speech

Techniques of vocal production tailored to the individual problems and potential of the student. Exercises for use in warm-up, relaxation, breathing, and rehearsal; daily work with poetry and dramatic texts. - T. Hiltunen
Prerequisites: Enrollment limited to 14 students. Acting classes are open to all Barnard and Columbia undergraduates. Permission of Theatre Department through audition required: auditions for acting classes and for the semester's stage productions held 6pm on the first Tuesday and Wednesday class days of each semester. Acting classes begin meeting after auditions. For required details, consult Auditions on the Barnard Theatre Department website in advance: theatre.barnard.edu/auditions Not offered in 2014-2015.
2 points

THTR V 2004x or y Movement for Actors

Exploration of the actor's physical performance. Classical and contemporary approaches to theatre movement. - S. Fogarty
Prerequisites: Recommended for students intending to focus on acting or directing in the senior thesis. Enrollment limited to 14 students. Acting classes are open to all Barnard and Columbia undergraduates. Permission of Theatre Department through audition required: auditions for acting classes and for the semester's stage productions held 6pm on the first Tuesday and Wednesday class days of each semester. Acting classes begin meeting after auditions. For required details, consult "Auditions" on the Barnard Theatre Department website in advance: theatre.barnard.edu/auditions
2 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: THTR V2004
THTR
2004
03276
001
MW 9:10a - 10:50a
229 MILBANK HALL
S. Fogarty 14 [ More Info ]

THTR V 2005x Acting Workshop

Course develops the processes and tools an actor needs to approach the text of a play. Students develop their physical, vocal, and imaginative range and skills through voice and speech exercises, work on non-verbal behavior, improvisation, and character development. IN THE FALL SEMESTER OPEN ONLY TO FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS. Course encouraged for prospective BC Theatre and CU Drama and Theatre Arts majors. - C. Greene
Prerequisites: Acting classes are open to all Barnard and Columbia undergraduates. Permission of Theatre Department through audition required: auditions for acting classes and for the semester's stage productions held 6pm on the first Tuesday and Wednesday class days of each semester. Acting classes begin meeting after auditions. For required details, consult "Auditions" on the Barnard Theatre Department website in advance: theatre.barnard.edu/auditions General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).
3 points When offered in Fall semester, open only to first-year students.

THTR V 2007y Scene Lab

Provides an overview of the creative process of acting: text analysis, circumstance, establishment of place, pursuit of intention in coordination with exercises and improvisation designed to enhance concentration, imagination, resonance, movement, and projection. Rehearsal 2 hours per week outside class, participation in discussion of plays, playwrights, and performances required. Fulfills one course in Acting for Theatre/Drama Theatre Arts majors. - C. Greene, R. Pietropinto, T. Hiltunen
Prerequisites: Enrollment limited to 16 students. Acting classes are open to all Barnard and Columbia undergraduates. Permission of Theatre Department through audition required: auditions for acting classes and for the semester's stage productions held 6pm on the first Tuesday and Wednesday class days of each semester. Acting classes begin meeting after auditions. For required details, consult "Auditions" on the Barnard Theatre Department website in advance: theatre.barnard.edu/auditions
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: THTR V2007
THTR
2007
01036
001
MW 2:10p - 4:00p
LL200 Diana Center
T. Hiltunen 13 [ More Info ]

THTR V 2120x Technical Production

Introduction to the equipment, terms, and procedures employed in the creation of scenery, lighting, and sound for the stage. Classroom exercises and field visits emphasize approaches to collaborative process and production management.

- G. Winkler
Prerequisites: Crew assignment optional. Enrollment limited to 10 students. General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).
3 points

THTR V 2121x or y Stage Management

This course explores the role of the stage manager and production manager in theatrical production. Students undertake hands-on exercises to develop the practical and collaborative skills essential to working both as a stage manager and production manager--script analysis; production timeline and rehearsal management; technical rehearsal; budgeting; working with directors and designers; working with unions; health and safety codes; house management; box office. - M. Banta
Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor, given at first class meeting.
3 points

Course
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Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: THTR V2121
THTR
2121
03559
001
MW 10:10a - 11:25a
230 MILBANK HALL
M. Banta 6 [ More Info ]

THTR V 2140x or y History and Practice of Producing for the Theatre

Explores the role and responsibilities of the producer in commercial and not-for-profit theatre; the relationship of the producer to the cast and creative team; the evolution of the role of the producer over the twentieth century; and the pioneering work of great producers of the past century. Students develop criteria to assess artistic and financial merits of theatrical work. Attendance at productions on and off Broadway, meetings with producers and other thetre artists. Lab Fee $150. - S. Chaikelson
Prerequisites: Preference given to students who have taken New York Theatre and/or are Theatre/Drama and Theatre Arts majors. Permission of instructor given at first class meeting, required. Course limited to 12. Not offered in 2014-2015.
4 points

THTR V 3000x or y Theatre Traditions in a Global Context

Provides a broad introduction to several traditions of nonwestern drama and theatrical practice, often placing recent and contemporary writing in relation to established conventions. Taking up plays and performance traditions from Asia, South Asia, and various African traditions, it may also consider the relation between elite and popular culture (adaptations of Shakespeare, for example), and between drama, theatre, and film. Fulfills one course in World Theatre for Theatre/Drama and Theatre Arts majors. - S. Mitra
General Education Requirement: Cultures in Comparison (CUL).
3 points

THTR V 3004x-V3005y Acting Lab

This is an umbrella course whose offerings will change each year. Some are narrow, some broad; all are designed with several objectives in common, including: a. To focus on a particular genre, playwright, approach to live performance. b. To develop an interrelated set of conceptual, analytical, and embodiment skills and approaches. Courses typically involve scene preparation, reading, research, and both individual and group projects, as well as active participation in classroom exercises. c. To develop a sense of the purposes and goals of a specific approach to acting. The acting lab courses are intentionally non-sequential; students with little previous background in acting are strongly encouraged to consider the Acting Workshop and Scene Lab courses. No more than six courses can be taken from the Acting Lab/Advanced Acting Lab offerings during a student's career. Auditions are required for all Acting Labs and will take place the first two evenings of each semester. Each course fulfills one course in Acting requirement for Theatre/Drama and Theatre Arts majors. Please check with the Theatre Department website for specific offerings and audition information. - K. deCamp, C. Greene, R. Guy, T. Hiltunen, T. Nelis,D. Paul, R. Pietropinto, W. Waterman
Prerequisites: Enrollment in each section limited to 14 students. Acting classes are open to all Barnard and Columbia undergraduates. Permission of Theatre Department through audition required: auditions for acting classes and for the semester's stage productions held 6pm on the first Tuesday and Wednesday class days of each semester. Acting classes begin meeting after auditions. For required details, consult "Auditions" on the Barnard Theatre Department website in advance: theatre.barnard.edu/auditions General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: THTR V3005
THTR
3005
04426
001
TuTh 4:10p - 6:00p
118 MILBANK HALL
W. Waterman 12 [ More Info ]
THTR
3005
05214
002
MW 12:10p - 2:00p
LL200 Diana Center
C. Greene 14 [ More Info ]
THTR
3005
06194
003
MW 12:10p - 2:00p
229 MILBANK HALL
S. Fogarty 15 [ More Info ]

THTR V 3006x or y Advanced Acting Lab

Special problems of performance. In-class scene work, extensive outside research, rehearsals, and reading. Fulfills additional coursework in Acting for Theatre/Drama and Theatre Arts majors. - C. Greene, R. Guy
Prerequisites: Preference given to juniors and seniors; THTRV 3004 or 3005 prerequisite. Enrollment limited to 14 students. Acting classes are open to all Barnard and Columbia undergraduates. Permission of Theatre Department through audition required: auditions for acting classes and for the semester's stage productions held 6pm on the first Tuesday and Wednesday class days of each semester. Acting classes begin meeting after auditions. For required details, consult "Auditions" on the Barnard Theatre Department website in advance: theatre.barnard.edu/auditions
3 points

THTR V 3122x and y Rehearsal and Performance

Students take part in the full production of a play as actors, designers, dramaturgs, or stage managers. Emphasizes the collaborative nature of production. Appropriate research and reading will be required in addition to artistic assignments. - M. Garber, G. Cardenas, A. Reagan
Prerequisites: Students cast as actors in a departmental stage production register for this course; course emphasizes the collaborative nature of production, and appropriate research and reading required in addition to artistic assignments. Students working as dramaturgs on departmental productions register for this course as well. Auditions for each semester's stage productions held 6pm on the first Tuesday and Wednesday class days of each semester. Acting classes begin meeting after auditions. For required details, consult "Auditions" on the Barnard Theatre Department website in advance: theatre.barnard.edu/auditions
1-3 points.

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: THTR V3122
THTR
3122
03025
001
TBA A. Reagan 7 [ More Info ]
THTR
3122
01121
002
TBA A. Reagan 26 [ More Info ]

THTR V 3132x or y Sound Design

Studies the art and practice of designing sound and scoring music for dramatic performance. Students study the relationship between concert and incidental music, and read plays toward the production of a score for live theatre. Students also read broadly in the fields of sound, music, acoustics, and the cultural analysis of sound as a component of performance. Background in music or composition not essential. Fulfills one course in Design for Theatre/Drama and Theatre Arts majors. - F. Patton
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor given at first class meeting. General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).
3 points

THTR V 3133x or y Costume Design

Studio course exploring designing costumes for the stage. Students become familiar with textual and character analysis, research, sketching and rendering, swatching and introductory costume history. Fulfills one course in Design for Theatre/Drama and Theatre Arts majors. - S. Goldmark, A. Kenney
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor given at first class meeting. General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).
3 points

THTR V 3134x or y Lighting Design

Focuses on both the technical and creative aspects of theatrical lighting design. Students will learn the role of lighting within the larger design and performance collaboration through individual and group projects, readings, hands-on workshops, and critique of actual designs. Fulfills one course in Design for Theatre/Drama and Theatre Arts majors. - B. Adams
Prerequisites: Enrollment limited to 12 students.Permission of instructor given at first class meeting. General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).
3 points

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Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: THTR V3134
THTR
3134
08247
001
Tu 9:35a - 12:00p
230 MILBANK HALL
B. Adams 13 [ More Info ]

THTR V 3135x or y Scene Design

Introduction to designing for the theatre. The course will focus on set design, developing skills in script analysis, sketching, model making, storyboarding and design presentation. Some investigation into theatre architecture, scenic techniques and materials, and costume and lighting design. Fulfills one course in Design for Theatre/Drama and Theatre Arts majors. - S. Goldmark
Prerequisites: Enrollment limited to 12 students.Permission of instructor given at first class meeting. General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).
3 points

Course
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Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: THTR V3135
THTR
3135
02270
001
F 11:00a - 1:50p
230 MILBANK HALL
S. Goldmark 10 [ More Info ]

ENTH BC 3136x or y Shakespeare in Performance

The dramatic text as theatrical event. Differing performance spaces, production practices, and cultural conventions promote differing modes of engagement with dramatic texts. Explores Shakespeare's plays in the context of actual and possible performances from the Renaissance to the 20th century. Fulfills one (of two) required courses in dramatic literature for OR Shakespeare requirement for Theatre/Drama and Theatre Arts majors. - P. Denison
Prerequisites: Enrollment limited to 16 students.
4 points

ENTH BC 3137x or y Restoration and 18th-Century Drama

Performance conventions, dramatic techniques, and cultural contexts from 1660 to 1800. Playwrights include Wycherley, Etherege, Behn, Trotter, Centlivre, Dryden, Congreve, Gay, Goldsmith, and Sheridan. Fulfills one (of two) required courses in dramatic literature for Theatre/Drama and Theatre Arts major. - P. Denison
Prerequisites: Enrollment limited to 16 students.
4 points

ENTH BC 3139x or y Modern American Drama and Performance

Modern American drama in the context of theatrical exploration, cultural contestation, performance history, and social change. Playwrights include Crothers, Glaspell, O'Neill, Odets, Wilder, Stein, Williams, Miller, Hansberry, Albee, Fornes, Kennedy, Mamet, Parks, and Ruhl. Fulfills one (of two) required courses in dramatic literature for Theatre/Drama and Theatre Arts majors. - P. Denison
Prerequisites: Enrollment limited to 16 students.
4 points

THTR V 3141x or y Socialism/Communism in Performance

Analyzes dramatic texts and performances under the Communist regimes behind the Iron Curtain before 1989. Principal focus is on Czech, Polish, and East German playwrights and their productions; we will consider their work in both legal and illegal contexts. In order to gain a wider understanding of the diversity of underground performative cultures, works from Hungary, Romania, and Slovenia will be considered as well. The seminar also attends to dissident performative activities in the framework of the 1980s revolutions, and reflects on works by western authors and emigrant/diasporic writers produced on stages behind the Iron Curtain. Fulfills one (of two) required courses in dramatic literature for Theatre/Drama and Theatre Arts major. - H. Worthen
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing. Enrollment limited to 16 students. Not offered in 2014-2015.
4 points

GMTH BC 3142x or y Bertolt Brecht: The Making of Theatre

This class provides a comprehensive overview of the drama, theatre, and theory of Bertolt Brecht, the most influential European playwright and theorist of the twentieth century, in the context of their original historical contexts and subsequent legacies. Fulfills one (of two) required courses in dramatic literature for Theatre/Drama and Theatre Arts major. - H. Worthen
Prerequisites: Enrollment limited to 16; permission of instructor given at first class meeting. Course is conducted in English and readings are in English; German majors and German-speaking students may do readings and papers in German. Not offered in 2014-2015.
4 points

ENTH BC 3144y Black Theatre

Exploration of Black Theater, specifically African-American performance traditions, as an intervening agent in racial, cultural, and national identity. African-American theatre artists to be examined include Amiri Baraka, Kia Corthron, W.E.B. Du Bois, Angelina Grimke, Langston Hughes, Georgia Douglas Johnson, Adrienne Kennedy, Suzan-Lori Parks, Adrian Piper, and August Wilson. Fulfills one (of two) required courses in dramatic literature for Theatre/Drama and Theatre Arts major. - P. Cobrin
Prerequisites: Enrollment limited to 16 students. General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).
4 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: ENTH BC3144
ENTH
3144
04866
001
Th 9:00a - 10:50a
405 BARNARD HALL
P. Cobrin 21 [ More Info ]

ENTH BC 3145y Early American Drama and Performance: Staging a Nation

Aompeting constructions of American identity in the United States date back to the early republic when a newly emerging nation struggled with the questions: What makes an American American? What makes America America? From colonial times forward, the stage has served as a forum to air differing beliefs as well as medium to construct new beliefs about Nation, self and other. The texts we will read, from colonial times through WWI, explore diverse topics such as politics, Native American rights, slavery, labor unrest, gender roles, and a growing immigrant population. Fulfills one (of two) required courses in dramatic literature for Theatre/Drama and Theatre Arts majors. - P. Cobrin
Prerequisites: Enrollment limited to 16 students. Not offered in 2014-2015.
4 points

THTR V 3146x or y American Drama in the 1990s

Examines American drama in the period between the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the attack on the World Trade Center in New York in 2001, considering a range of aesthetic (epic theatre, performance art), social (AIDS), and political (Reaganomics) issues of the period. Fulfills one (of two) required courses in dramatic literature for Theatre/Drama and Theatre Arts major. - P. Mustam�ki
Prerequisites: Enrollment limited to 16
4 points

ENTH BC 3147x or y Shakespeare, Theory, Performance

Course focuses on the historical and theoretical implications of Shakespearean drama in performance; attention given to early modern and modern history of Shakespeare's plays onstage, and to film, television, and digital performance. Substantial engagement with literary, cultural, and performance theory. Fulfills one (of two) required courses in dramatic literature OR Shakespeare requirement for Theatre/Drama and Theatre Arts majors. - W. B. Worthen
Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

THTR V 3150x Western Theatre Traditions: Classic to Romantic

Dialectical approach to reading and thinking about the history of dramatic theatre in the west, interrogating the ways poetry inflects, and is inflected by, the material dynamics of performance. We will undertake careful study of the practices of performance, and of the sociocultural, economic, political, and aesthetic conditions animating representative plays of the Western tradition from the classical theatre through the early modern period to early romanticism; course will also emphasize development of important critical concepts for the analysis of drama, theatre, and performance. Specific attention will be given to classical Athens, medieval cycle drama, the professional theatre of early modern England, the rival theatres of seventeenth century France and Spain, and eighteenth-century theatre in England and Germany; topics include the sociology of theatre, the impact of print on conceptions of performance, representing gender and race, and the dynamics of court performance. Writing: 2-3 papers; Reading: 1-2 plays, critical and historical reading per week; final examination. Fulfills one (of two) Theatre History requirements for Theatre/Drama and Theatre Arts majors. - W. Worthen
General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT). General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).
3 points

THTR V 3151y Western Theatre Traditions: Modern

Dialectical approach to reading and thinking about the history of dramatic theatre in the west, interrogating the ways poetry inflects, and is inflected by, the material dynamics of performance. We will undertake careful study of the practices of performance, and of the sociocultural, economic, political, and aesthetic conditions animating representative plays of the Western tradition from the late eighteenth century to today; course will also emphasize development of important critical concepts for the analysis of drama, theatre, and performance. Specific attention will be given to the ideology of realism and naturalism, the development of epic theatre, the theatre of cruelty, postcolonial performance, and the continuing invention of dramatic forms (theatre of the absurd, speechplays, postdramatic theatre), as well as to the political and theoretical impact of race, gender, sexuality in modern performance culture. Writing: 2-3 papers; Reading: 1-2 plays, critical and historical reading per week; final examination. Fulfills one (of two) Theatre History requirements for Theatre/Drama and Theatre Arts majors. - S. Mitra, H. Worthen, W. Worthen
General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT). General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).
3 points

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Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: THTR V3151
THTR
3151
03990
001
MW 10:10a - 11:25a
323 MILBANK HALL
P. Mustamaki 35 [ More Info ]

THTR V 3152x or y Nazism in Performance

Explores the cultivation of national and transnational performances as a significant force of National Socialism, at the same time as challenging the notion of "Nazi Theatre" as monolithic formation. The core of the course inquires into the dialectical analysis of artistic creations in diverse art genres, while working towards an understanding of the social dramaturgy of such events as staging the Führer and the racialized body of the privileged people. Nazism did not harbor ideologies without benefits for the allied nations. Thus, the dynamic performance of transnationalism among the "brothers in arms" will be included as well, in order to elucidate how works of art crossing into the Third Reich were reimagined, sometimes in ways challenging to the presumed values of the state stage. Fulfills one (of two) required courses in dramatic literature for Theatre/Drama and Theatre Arts major. - H. Worthen
Prerequisites: Course enrollment limited to 16; permission of instructor given at first class meeting. General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART). Not offered in 2014-2015.
4 points

THTR V 3155x or y (Section 1) Traditional Indian Theatre

Course provides a perspective on traditional forms of Indian performance from classical theory to contemporary traditional practices. Course covers Sanskrit drama, Kathakali, Ramlila, and Chhau; extensive video of performances and guest practitioners. Fulfills one course in World Theatre requirement for Theatre/Drama and Theatre Arts majors. - S. Mitra
General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).
4 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: THTR V3155
THTR
3155
03926
001
W 2:10p - 4:00p
LL105 Diana Center
S. Mitra 9 [ More Info ]

THTR V 3156x or y Modern Asian Performance

Course studies contemporary Asian performance with focus on modernity, covering most nations on the Asian continent; readings cover theoretical and aesthetic questions from performances of healing to revolutionary theatre to diasporic performance. - S. Mitra
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor given at first class meeting; enrollment limited to 16. General Education Requirement: CUL or ART. Corequisites: Fulfills one course in World Theatre requirement for Theatre/Drama and Theatre Arts majors. General Education Requirement: Cultures in Comparison (CUL). General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART). Not offered in 2014-2015.
4 points

THTR V 3165x or y Theories of Performance Studies

Course surveys the wide range of genres and categories addressed by the practice of modern "performance studies"; it introduces a number of performance practices, as well as relevant interdisciplinary methodologies. Students consider live performances as well as a number of mediated works, learning to think critically and creatively about the relation between text, technology, and the body. Fulfills the required courses in drama and theatre theory for Theatre/Drama and Theatre Arts major. - S. Mitra
Prerequisites: Enrollment limited to 16 students.
4 points

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Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: THTR V3165
THTR
3165
03141
001
Tu 2:10p - 4:00p
LL105 Diana Center
S. Mitra 15 [ More Info ]

THTR V 3165x or y Theories of Performance Studies

Course surveys the wide range of genres and categories addressed by the practice of modern "performance studies"; it introduces a number of performance practices, as well as relevant interdisciplinary methodologies. Students consider live performances as well as a number of mediated works, learning to think critically and creatively about the relation between text, technology, and the body. Course fulfills the Theatre/Drama and Theatre Arts major requirement in Drama, Theatre, Theory. - S. Mitra
Corequisites: Fulfills General Education Requirement in ART.
4 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: THTR V3165
THTR
3165
03141
001
Tu 2:10p - 4:00p
LL105 Diana Center
S. Mitra 15 [ More Info ]

THTR V 3166x or y Drama, Theatre, and Theory

Intensive immersion in fundamental principles and practices of world drama, theatre, and performance, past and present. Close readings of performances, plays, video, film, and digital media. Assignments include presentations, performance projects, and critical writing. Fulfills one course in Drama, Theatre, and Theory requirement for Theatre/Drama and Theatre Arts majors. - P. Mustam�ki, H. Worthen, S. Mitra
Prerequisites: Enrollment limited to 16 students. Not offered in 2014-2015.
4 points

THTR V 3167x or y Dramaturgy

This course teaches the research skills and practices a production dramaturg develops as part of the conceptual work of theatrical production. Course is focused on a series of activities: analyzing dramatic text, comparing different versions of script, conducting archival and cultural research, and presenting it to the production team. Fulfills one (of two) required courses in dramatic literature for Theatre/Drama and Theatre Arts majors. Required for students undertaking a senior thesis in dramaturgy. - H. Worthen, L. Bartholomai
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor, given at first class meeting; enrollment limited to 12.
4 points

THTR V 3172x and y Rehearsal and Performance - Design and Technical

Students take part in the full production of a play as designers or stage managers. Emphasizes the collaborative nature of production, the acquisition and development of technical and artistic perspectives on production, and appropriate research. - M. Banta, K. Feely, S. Goldmark
Prerequisites: Students working in a design, stage management, or backstage capacity on departmental stage production register for this course. Audition not required, but students must meet with Theatre Department Production Manager, Michael Banta (mbanta@barnard.edu).
1-3 points.

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: THTR V3172
THTR
3172
05957
001
F 2:00p - 5:00p
230 MILBANK HALL
M. Banta 26 [ More Info ]
THTR
3172
03696
002
F 2:00p - 5:00p
230 MILBANK HALL
K. Feely 4 [ More Info ]
THTR
3172
09723
003
F 2:00p - 5:00p
207 MILBANK HALL
S. Goldmark 13 [ More Info ]

THTR V 3200x and y History and Practice of Directing

Exploration of the evolution of the director's role in Europe and the US, including the study of important figures. Emphasis on text analysis, and varied schools of acting in relation to directing practice. Students gain a foundation in composing stage pictures and using stage movement to tell a story. All students will direct at least one fully-realized scene. Fulfills one course in Directing requirement for Theatre/Drama and Theatre Arts majors. - D. Dalton, A. Reagan, S. Fogarty
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor given at first class meeting.
3 points

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Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: THTR V3200
THTR
3200
04115
001
TuTh 12:10p - 2:00p
229 MILBANK HALL
D. Dalton 17 [ More Info ]

THTR V 3201x or y Directing Lab

Course focues on developing an individual directorial style, placing emphasis on visual research, and the use of different staging environments: end-stage, in the round, environmental. Class is structured around scene-work and critique, and each student will direct at least three fully-realized scenes. Material typically drawn from European avant-garde. Fulfills additional coursework in Directing required for for Theatre/Drama and Theatre Arts majors concentrating in Directing. - A. Reagan
Prerequisites: Students required to have taken THTRV 3200 History and Practice of Directing, THTRV 3203 Collaboration: Directing and Design, or equivalent. Enrollment limited to 14 students. Permission of instructor given at first class meeting.
3 points

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Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: THTR V3201
THTR
3201
02899
001
MW 2:10p - 4:00p
229 MILBANK HALL
S. Fogarty 9 [ More Info ]

THTR V 3202x Advanced Directing

This course requires students to draw on all previous theatre training, synthezising scholarship and research toward dynamic fully-realized scene work. Emphasis is on the director-actor relationship; students will direct at least three fully-realized scenes, typically drawn from Shakespeare, Chekhov, or other playwrights. Students may have the opportunity to make devised work, and will collaborate with students in the Advanced Acting class. Required for, but not limited to, students undertaking a senior thesis in directing. Fulfills additional directing coursework in Theatre/Drama and Theatre Arts major. - S. Fogarty, A. Reagan
Prerequisites: Open to students who have taken at least one course in directing. Required for students approved for Directing thesis, but open to all qualified students. Permission of instructor given at first class meeting.
4 points

THTR V 3203x or y Collaboration: Directing and Design

Course focuses on developing both technical and collaborative skills of directors and designers. Students are assigned to different roles in creative teams working on a series of at least three fully realized and desgined scenes. Introduction to various design disciplines and directing practice. May be counted as either a course in directing or a course in design for majors. Fulfills requirement for one course in EITHER Directing OR Design for Theatre/Drama and Theatre Arts majors; counts as second or third course in either Directing or Design. - S. Goldmark, A. Reagan
Prerequisites: Permission of instructors given at first meeting; enrollment limited to 24.
3 points

THTR V 3250x or y Performance Lab

In Spring 2012 the course will provide a critical context and embodied understanding of experimental theatre and performance in the United States between 1960 and the present. In the spirit of the critic/practitioners who emerged in this period, students will generate written assignments, research presentations, and scene work inspired by this artistic movement. - J. Brater
Prerequisites: Enrollment limited to 12 students. Acting classes are open to all Barnard and Columbia undergraduates. Permission of Theatre Department through audition required: auditions for acting classes and for the semester's stage productions held 6pm on the first Tuesday and Wednesday class days of each semester. Acting classes begin meeting after auditions. For required details, consult "Auditions" on the Barnard Theatre Department website in advance: theatre.barnard.edu/auditions General Education Requirement: The Visual and Performing Arts (ART).
4 points

THTR V 3300x or y Playwriting Lab

Students will create and workshop plays, with a focus on learning new approaches to language and structure. The class will culminate in the writing and staged-readings of 30 page plays and performance texts. Required for students undertaking a senior thesis in playwriting. - A. Baker
Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor and writing sample required.
3 points

THTR V 3301x or y Play Development

Students will focus on rewriting and bringing an existing script to a production-ready state. Students will also read drafts of writers currently produced on New York stages to understand why changes and rewrites were made. Writing projects will culminate in staged readings and possible submissions to theatres. Recommended for senior thesis in playwriting. - B. Shamieh
Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor and writing sample required.
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: THTR V3301
THTR
3301
04908
001
W 4:10p - 6:00p
LL105 Diana Center
A. Bragen 14 [ More Info ]

THTR V 3510x or y Problems in Design

Studio-based course explores the main elements of theatrical design: sets, costumes, lighting, and sound. Students examine these design elements as both individual and interrelated components of a production. A series of guest artists contribute to understanding the design process, collaboration, and making a design idea a reality on stage. Fulfills one course in Design requirement for Theatre/Drama and Theatre Arts majors.
Prerequisites: Some design experience is helpful, though not required. Enrollment limited to 12 students. Not offered in 2014-2015.
4 points

THTR V 3600x and y The Theatre Workshop

Various topics presented by visiting theatre scholars, artists, and practioners in a lecture/seminar/workshop series that will meet for at least four sessions during each semester. Topics, times, and visiting instructors will be announced by the department. Students must attend all classes to receive credit for the course.
Prerequisites: To be taken only for P/D/F. Auditions for this class are sometimes required; please check with Theatre Department in advance. If audition is required, auditions held 6pm on the first Tuesday and Wednesday class days of each semester. Class begins meeting after auditions. For required details, consult "Auditions" on the Barnard Theatre Department website in advance: theatre.barnard.edu/auditions
1 point

ENTA W 3701x Drama, Theatre, and Theory

Theatre typically exceeds the claims of theory. What does this tell us about both theatre and theory? We will consider why theatre practitioners often provide the most influential theoretical perspectives, how the drama inquires into (among other things) the possibilities of theatre, and the various ways in which the social, spiritual, performative, political, and aesthetic elements of drama and theatre interact. Two papers, weekly responses, and a class presentation are required. Readings include Aristotle, Artaud, Bharata, Boal, Brecht, Brook, Castelvetro, Craig, Genet, Grotowski, Ibsen, Littlewood, Marlowe, Parks, Schechner, Shakespeare, Sowerby, Weiss, and Zeami. Fulfills the one course in Drama, Theatre, and Theory requirement for Theatre/Drama and Theatre Arts majors. - K. Biers
4 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: ENTA W3701
ENTA
3701
70874
001
W 4:10p - 6:00p
TBA
A. Quigley 6 / 25 [ More Info ]

THTR V 3737x or y Modernism and 20th Century Theatre

Interdisciplinary study of major European and American theatrical trends since the mid-19th century through readings of drama, theory, and criticism; music listening; video viewings; study of visual art; and excursions to New York performances and museums. Fulfills one (of two) required courses in dramatic literature for Theatre/Drama and Theatre Arts major. - S. Garrett
Prerequisites: Enrollment limited to 16 students. General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT). Not offered in 2014-2015.
4 points

THTR V 3997x and y Senior Thesis: Performance

Students will act in, direct, design, or dramaturg a play in the Barnard Department of Theatre season, or write a short play or solo performance piece that will be produced (according to departmental guidelines) in the Senior Thesis Festival. Collaboration is expected and students will meet weekly with faculty and other seniors. A written proposal must be submitted in the spring of the junior year and be approved. In addition to the performance, an extensive written Casebook is required: see departmental guidelines. - S. Goldmark, S. Oswald, K. deCamp, S. Fogarty, C. Greene, H. Worthen
Prerequisites: Appropriate coursework and substantial production experience, including a major crew assignment in the junior year. Enrollment limited to senior Theatre majors. Combined and special majors may be considered under exceptional circumstances. Permission of the instructor required.
4 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: THTR V3997
THTR
3997
08629
001
F 2:00p - 5:00p
229 MILBANK HALL
A. Reagan 4 [ More Info ]
THTR
3997
04815
002
TBA A. Baker 2 [ More Info ]
THTR
3997
02620
003
TuTh 2:10p - 4:00p
LL200 Diana Center
K. deCamp 4 [ More Info ]
THTR
3997
09488
004
F 2:10p - 5:00p
TBA
L. Bartholomai 2 [ More Info ]
THTR
3997
03874
005
M 4:10p - 6:00p
229 MILBANK HALL
C. Greene 1 [ More Info ]
THTR
3997
09389
006
TBA S. Goldmark 1 [ More Info ]

THTR V 3998x and y Senior Thesis: Research

In-depth research project culminating in a substantial written thesis on any aspect of drama, performance, or theatre research. - S. Mitra, H. Worthen, W.B. Worthen
Prerequisites: Enrollment limited to senior Theatre majors. Combined and special majors may be considered under exceptional circumstances. Permission of the instructor required.
4 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: THTR V3998
THTR
3998
07475
001
TBA S. Mitra 2 [ More Info ]

THTR V 3999x and y Independent Study

Students submit, before the semester begins, a detailed proposal for independent research to a faculty sponsor.
Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor and the chair required.
1-4 points.


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