SPRING 2018 COURSES
I will direct Lisa D’Amour’s Detroit in April 2018. More information and audition dates are forthcoming.
CA 130 – Introduction to Theatre
This course surveys the principles, techniques, history, and literature of the theatre. Reading and viewing a wide range of plays, we will explore several prominent periods in Western dramatic literature. In addition, the course examines the role of actors, designers, playwrights, directors, and audiences, and attempts to understand the unique contributions each makes to theatrical art. Students regularly perform assigned readings to better understand the choices made by theatre artists. The course culminates in a focused acting and directing project.
9-9:50 a.m., Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
111 Vukovich Center for Communication Arts
CA 325 – The Revolutionary Stage
From the seventeenth through the twentieth century, the theatres of Europe and the United States underwent a series of revolutions in craft, theory, technique, and production. Each of these revolutions helped shape the contemporary stage. From French neoclassicism and the English Restoration, to romanticism, the birth of melodrama, the beginnings of modern realism and the epic theatre this course considers significant periods in the theatre’s development.
2:30 – 3:20 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
202 Vukovich Center for Communication Arts
Italy EL 2018 – May/June 2018
In May/June 2018, Professor Mark Cosdon will lead his seventh EL study tour to Italy. This is an entirely new EL experience focused exclusively on the south. Trip dates are May 13 to June 5. This new EL experience explores Italy’s southern peninsula, a fiercely beautiful, historically contentious, and immensely fertile region. Our itinerary includes Rome, Naples, Pompeii, Capri, the Amalfi Coast, Lecce, Alberobello, Matera, and Paestum.
The full itinerary is here: Italy 2018 – Tentative Itinerary – November 2017.
The application is available here.