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劇場表演藝術 Theater Performing Arts 授課教授 : 段馨君 Ph.D. in Theater from UCLA Associate Professor Department of Humanities and Social Sciences National Chiao Tung University firstname.lastname@example.org Office Hour: Fri. 3-5 p.m.
Week One Things to do: Introduction to Theater Performing Arts Explain the syllabus Get the students’ English names Divide small groups for oral presentation Select a class representative Show the film clips
Introduction Part One: Foundations (Ch. 1-3) addresses basic issues and features related to the nature of theatre, To the role of audiences, To the varied criteria for judging theatrical performances, And to dramatic structure and style.
Preface Part Two: Varieties of Theatrical Experience Looks at various theatrical experiences from theatre’s past and present. These experiences suggest that, as a vital form of creative expression, theatre changes to reflect the dynamics of the cultures within which it exists.
Preface Part Three: Theatrical Production (Ch. 11-17) Provides an overview of theatre production today: The principles, practices, and procedures used in the creation of theatre.
Features Discussions of theatre as a form of art Critical approaches to theatre, the role of an audience, and script analysis serve as a foundation for students Introducing students to the craft And encouraging students to cultivate an appreciation for the theatre arts.
History of Theatre From the theatre of the ancient Greeks; To the major movements of the medieval, Renaissance, Enlightenment, And modern eras; To today’s diversity of stage performances is covered.
Theatre Arts How each of the theatre arts functions as a part of the total production is covered in detail: The theatrical space and production design, Playwriting and dramaturgy, Directing and producing, Acting, scene design, Costume design and makeup, And lighting and sound design.
Text and Course All discussions in the text and in this course are supported by numerous interesting and meaningful examples of plays, players, and playwrights.
Textbook Buy the textbook at the 全民 Bookstore The Essential Theatre. 8th Edition. Oscar G. Brockett & Robert J. Ball. U.S.A.: Thomson/Wadsworth, 2004. Any question, contact the Bookman Store ( 書林 ): 陳建賓先生 團體訂書 (02)2368-7226 ext. 111
Ch1. The Nature of Theatre 1. The Basic Elements of Theatre 1. The Basic Elements of Theatre 2. Theatre as a Form of Art 2. Theatre as a Form of Art 3. Special Qualities of Theatre 3. Special Qualities of Theatre 4. Art and Value 4. Art and Value
Early rites was only incidentally theatrical Storytelling and mimicry By theatrical terminology (play, show, acting) that suggests that theatre is the product of grown-ups Considered theatre not only an acceptable form of entertainment but also a truthful reflection of human behavior Ch1. The Nature of Theatre
What is performed (script, scenario, or plan) Such events as street carnivals and parades types of theatre A performs B for C Theatre does not require a script, dialogue, or conflict Theatrical entertainments. Whereas others find the essence of theatre to be its capacity to provoke thought or action about significant issues The Basic Elements of Theatre (1 /3 )
Theatre’s second ingredient, the performance, is equally complex The performance takes place in space that can vary from a building A musical involves even more: composer, instrumentalists, singers, choreographer, and dancers Popular musicals as Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, or The Lion King Peter Brook in his book The Empty Space: “I can take any empty space and call it a bare stage.” The Basic Elements of Theatre (2 /3 )
The third ingredient of the theatre is the audience This live three-way interaction is a distinctive characteristic of theatre Off-Broadway and regional theatres with lower costs and ticket prices These three elements – script, performance, and audience Responses to theatre are inescapably varied The Basic Elements of Theatre (3 /3 )
Theatre is a form of art Not always comfortable or comforting. It often insists on its right to look at the world in unpopular ways Challenge our ways of looking at ourselves and the standards of the culture Systematic application of known principles to achieve some predetermined result Divide the arts into two groups, “useful” and “fine” Theatre as a Form of Art (1 /4 )
The word art has come to be used as a value judgment Popular culture and elitist culture Popular culture: encompass such forms of expression as rock music, television sitcoms, advertising art, and musical comedy Elitist culture : encompass those kinds of music usually heard in concert halls, the visual art shown in galleries and museums, and many of the theatrical productions seen in not-for-profit or regional theatres Theatre as a Form of Art (2 /4 )
It employs easily recognizable character types, situations, and dramatic conventions, manipulating them with sufficient inventiveness When Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot was first performed in the 1950s, many spectators were unable to relate to a play in which there was no discernible storyline beyond two tramps waiting for someone who never arrived. “Nobody comes, nobody goes. It’s terrible.” Theatre as a Form of Art (3 /4 )
Can imagined experience be a way of knowing and understanding? “All the world’s stage, / And all the men and women merely players.” Samuel Taylor Coleridge called a “willing suspension of disbelief” Esthetic distance This feeling of involvement is sometimes called empathy Theatre as a Form of Art (4 /4 )
Art is valuable for its capacity to improve the quality of life – by bringing us pleasure, by sharpening our perceptions, by increasing our sensitivity to others and our surroundings, by suggesting that moral and societal concerns should take precedence over materialistic goals One purpose of this book is to affirm the value of theatre Art and Value