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THE 119 - Introduction to Stage Direction

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

This course is a study in applied and directed stage movement. Students learn to arrange actors on stage for visual clarity and dramatic effect. Techniques of script analysis, rhythmic phrasing and effective group planning are examined. This course is intended for teachers, counselors and other group leaders, as well as for actors and directors in the theatre.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Develop a concept for a given production.
  2. Produce a schedule including all aspects of a given production.
  3. Generate stage movement according to settings.
  4. Collaborate and communicate among personnel.
  5. Evaluate the script and assess the script in terms of period, style and character analysis.
  6. Employ use of directing theory in the production of a one-act play.
Listed Topics
  1. Blocking
  2. Balance regarding stage composition
  3. Prompt Book preparation
  4. Rehearsal schedule development
  5. Character analysis
  6. Dealing with actors/concept
  7. Rental and royalties
Reference Materials
Contemporary text
A-V materials
Reserve library materials
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 05/05/2011

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