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Instructor Info:Peter Kallok
Office Extension x6839
Term: 2013F
Meeting Info: Tuesday Thursday
02:00 PM - 03:20 PM Cole Science Center 121
02:00 PM - 03:20 PM Cole Science Center 121
Description: When designing costumes, projections, sound, lighting, props, or scenery, do theatre designers read plays any differently than a director or an actor? Should they? When reading a play, to what does a designer respond? Theme, character, dialogue, stage directions, place, time, rhythm, flow, and arcs all play into a designer's process of discovering the visual and aural possibilities of texts. How does a designer sift through the body of a script and discover clues of the physical nature of the play? This course focuses on reading plays with design in mind. We will read and discuss selected plays. Students will research period and aesthetic styles, lead discussions, present initial design ideas for each play, and work in "design teams." Throughout the semester students will expand their design vocabulary and experiment with design presentations. Prerequisite: College level theatre course.