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PMA 3800 : Acting II
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Carolyn Goelzer
Practical exploration of the actor's craft through exercises in physical and psychological action, improvisation and scene study.
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PMA 3770 : Shakespeare: The Late Plays
Crosslisted as: ENGL 3270 Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Philip Lorenz
The course focuses on Shakespeare's middle to late plays, from the "problem comedies," through the great tragedies and romances.  While we will pay particular attention to questions of dramatic form (genre) and historical context (including ways in which the plays themselves call context into question), the primary concentration will be on careful close readings of the language of the play-texts, in relation to critical questions of subjectivity, power, and art. On the way, we will encounter problems of sexuality, identity, emotion, the body, family, violence, politics, God, the nation, nature and money (not necessarily in that order).
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PMA 3757 : American Drama and Theatre
Crosslisted as: AMST 3360, ENGL 3360 Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
J Gainor
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PMA 3753 : Drama Across Borders: The Politics and Poetics of Contemporary Theatre in Translation
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Rebekah Maggor
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PMA 3752 : Thirteen Plays
Crosslisted as: ENGL 3752 Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Paul Sawyer
A survey of the dramatic tradition in England and America through close reading of thirteen plays, as well as videos of their performance, ranging from Marlowe to the present. We'll examine texts both as literary works, constructed of words, and as blueprints for performance, constructed of suggestions for creating a social interactive experience. We'll consider: How does each play represent the distinction between a private person, and personality as a social construct? How does the play represent the idea of a social system or milieu? Plays may include Marlowe's Edward II, Shakespeare's Richard II (which follows from it), and Jonson's Barthololomew Fair; comedies from the Restoration and eighteenth century; twentieth-century British and Anglo-Irish plays by Beckett, Pinter, and Friel; and American plays by Arthur Miller, August Wilson, and Tony Kushner. Anne Washburn's Mr. Burns will represent our own century.
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PMA 3751 : Global Stages II
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Sara Warner
This course is designed to introduce students to a range of historical, cross-cultural, and transnational performance texts, theories, and practices; to motivate students to examine the broad social, political, cultural, and economic contexts in which performances take place; and to familiarize students with the major methodologies and paradigms for the creation, spectatorship, and interpretation of embodied performances. Our investigations of these issues will be routed through three organizing concepts: conquest, commerce, and community.
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PMA 3680 : Sound Design
Crosslisted as: MUSIC 3431 Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Warren Cross
Covering the basics of digital audio, bioacoustics, psychoacoustics and sound design, as they apply to theatre, film and music production.  Students create soundscapes for text and moving image using ProTools software.
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PMA 3660 : Costume Design Studio
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Sarah Bernstein
Design of costumes for theatre and film, concentrating on script and character analysis, period research, design elements, figure drawing and rendering skills, and an understanding of production style.
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PMA 3650 : Automated Lighting and Control Systems
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Edward Intemann
Covers the understanding and application of light control technologies, including electrical systems, color, optics, dimming protocols, and console programming. Students complete a series of projects culminating in the programming and use of moving fixtures and lighting visualization software.
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PMA 3610 : Intermediate Production Laboratory
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Rebekah Maggor
Edward Intemann
Warren Cross
Nick Salvato
Collaborate with a faculty member in the development and production of a live event, in a mentored role of Assistant Designer, Assistant Director, or Assistant Choreographer.
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