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DRAM 1310 Course Guide

A Course Guide that provides resources for "Introduction to Theater" which is a course that is a survey of theater including its history, dramatic works, stage techniques, production procedures, and relation to other art forms.


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For curated content for all things History, see our Drama Research Guide (Will open in a new tab). 

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Find a list of databases best suited for theatre research and some scenes and monologues for class! 

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Course Description


This course is a survey of theater including its history, dramatic works, stage techniques, production procedures, and relation to other art forms. Participation in productions may be required.

Course Calendar

Course Calendar for DRAM1310
Class Schedule Due Dates

Week #1: 

June 3- June 6

  • Mon: Welcome / Introductions and Ensemble work
  • Tues: Chapter 1 - Theatre Everywhere, Chapter 2 -The Audience
  • Wed:  Chapter 4 - Theatrical Genres, Chapter 7 - Theatre spaces
  • Thurs: Chapter 3- Creating the Dramatic Script

NOTE: Chapter Quizzes for this week due by the end of the day Sunday

Week #2: 

June 10 - June 13

  • Mon: Chapter 5- Acting for the Stage
  • Tues: Chapter 8- Scenery
  • Wed: Chapter 11- Early Theatre: Greek, Roma, and Medieval
  • Thurs: Chapter 12- Early Theatre: Asian

Week #3: 

June 17- June 20

  • Mon: Chapter 6- The Director and the Producer
  • Tues: Chapter 9- Stage Costumes
  • Wed: Chapter 13- Renaissance Theatres
  • Thurs: Chapter 14- Theatre from Restoration through Romanticism

Week #4:

June 24- June 27

  • Mon: Chapter 10- Lighting and Sound
  • Tues: Chapter 15- The Modern Theatre Emerges
  • Wed: Chapter 16- Today's Global, Diverse Theatre
  • Thurs: Final Project- Overview/Workday
  • Friday: Live Performance Critique OR Play Analysis by end of the day