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Thr 463-381 Advanced History of Styles

ADVANCED HISTORY OF STYLES
THEATRE - 463 - 381                   
Spring Interim 2015                               

Instructors:
Roy Hoglund
AC/W 216 - 424-7043 
HYPERLINK "mailto:hoglund@uwosh.edu" hoglund@uwosh.edu
Office hours as arranged.

Kathleen Donnelly
AC/W 220 - 424-7127
HYPERLINK "mailto:donnelly@uwosh.edu" donnelly@uwosh.edu
Office hours as arranged.

REQUIREMENTS FOR CLASS: Successful completion of Theatre 202 or permission of Instructor.

Text:
There is no text assigned to this class, however we will provide access to course material relating to the time periods being studied on D2L.

Goals:
Based on goals established by the Theatre Department, the goals of this course, for the student, are: 1.  To have a broad knowledge of the processes of theatrical production; 2. To develop a comprehensive understanding of the history of the theatre;3. To make effective use of the research tools available to the theatre artist, critic and historian; 4. To develop a commitment to the pursuit of artistic excellence and integrity. 

Objectives:
The goals listed above will be achieved through the following objectives of this course. The objectives are: to provide an advanced knowledge of architecture, decor and fashion trends in the major historical periods of Western drama, and to equip the student with the research tools available for use in theatre design.  The student must demonstrate a proficiency of knowledge in the historical period styles and its application to design in order to pass the class.  The information will be attained through library research, and tours of museums, and historical sights.  The student’s knowledge will be tested through exploration of scripts, journal/sketchbook, research projects and class discussion.

Instruction:
The three week semester will be divided into two parts:  the first part will be held at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, and consist of lectures and library research covering the architecture, furniture and fashion of each historical period covered in class; the second consist of tours to historical sights and museums in England and Italy. The tours will relate to design research projects.

PROJECTS:

A. Design Research Sketchbook:
The student will create an extensive research journal of primary sources for each of the time periods covered in this class.  For each class period the student will develop 6 detailed sketches that relate to the time periods covered in the lecture that day. A detailed list of requirements for each day is attached. In addition to the pencil sketches the student will include a photocopy of the image that was sketched along with source information (name of artwork, artist, date of artwork, book it appeared in). A bibliography of sources relating to each time period will be created from this sketchbook.                             Sketchbook and bibliography due May 22nd.

B. Designing for Shakespeare - Advanced
The student will read the play TDB by William Shakespeare in preparation for seeing it in performance in England. (Note: play will be determined once season at Globe is announced) There will be a class discussion following the performance to look at the design of the show and relate it back to historical research covered in the class lectures.  Participation in the class discussion is required.

a) Script analysis paper: The student will create an in depth analysis of the script as it relates to scenic, furniture and costume requirements. The student must answer the questions: Who, What, When, Where and Why.
Script Analysis is due by May 24th.

b) Design research: The student will create a design research sketchbook/journal for the play based on primary research and other visual material (such as postcards) collected from museums and historical sights, as well as library research based on the historical period in England in which the play was written. The student must include the source information for each sketch or image information (name of artwork, artist, date of artwork, museum or historic sight).
Completed Project is due by June 5th.

C.  Designing for Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni - Advanced:
This project will involve reading the play, writing a paper analyzing the script as it relates to design, and developing a research journal based on the historic places and museums that the student will visit.

a) Script analysis paper: The student will create an in depth analysis of the script as it relates to scenic, furniture and costume requirements. The student must answer the questions: Who, What, When, Where and Why.                    Script Analysis is due by May 24th.
b) Design research: The student will create a design research sketchbook/journal for the play based on primary research and other visual material (such as postcards) collected from museums and historical sights, as well as library research based on the historical period in Italy in which the play was written. The student must include the source information for each sketch or image information (name of artwork, artist, date of artwork, museum or historic sight).
Completed Project is due by June 5th

D. Design Research Journal:
The student will keep a journal/sketch notebook that includes a daily travel log of museums, historic sights and theatres that they visited while on tour in England and Italy, as well as illustrating and documenting architecture, furniture/décor, and costumes. The student will notate material as to source, date of object and museum or historical sight.  This research material should relate to the course material on period styles covered in the lectures, and include research material relating to the two plays listed above.  A handout will be provided with a detailed list of sketches/images required for each day of the tour and the requirements of the journal project.        Design Research Journal due on June 5th

Grading: (Total 100%)
Project     A. Design Research Sketchbook        40%

Project    B. Designing Shakespeare
a. Script Analysis         10%
b. Design research        10%

Project    C. Designing Servant of Two Masters
a. Script Analysis         10%
b. Design research        10%

Project D. Design Research Journal        20%

by Alderson, James M last modified Sep 09, 2014 11:32 AM