Theatre

THTR 011: Introduction to Acting
4 Credits – Two Sections Offered – CRN’s 40545, 40293
Preparation for scene study and characterization.
*Department permission required. Please email Deb Laub at dal5@lehigh.edu.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
THTR 020: Stagecraft I
2 Credits – CRN 40294
Introduction to the art of scenic construction and technical theatre. Scenic construction materials, techniques, tools, rigging and safety. Practical experience in executing scenery for the stage.
Lab 4 hours per week.
Attribute/Distribution: HU 
 
THTR 022: Stage Props and Decoration
2 Credits – CRN 41137
Creating props and decor for the stage. Production assignment as assistant property master.
Lab 4 hours per week.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
THTR 023: Basic Scene Painting
2 Credits – CRN 40570
Painting for the stage. Production assignments painting with scenic artist.
Lab 4 hours per week.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
THTR 025: Costume Construction I
2 Credits – CRN 41491
Introduction to the art of costume construction. Costume construction materials, techniques, tools and safety. Practical experience in executing costumes for the stage.
Lab 3 hours per week.
Attribute/Distribution: HU 
 
THTR 027: Lighting Technology and Production I
2 Credits – CRN 40295
Introduction to the art of lighting technology and production. Lighting techniques, tools and safety. Practical experience in executing lighting for the stage.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
THTR 030: Sound Technology and Production I
2 Credits – CRN 41334
Introduction to the theory, equipment and practice of sound reinforcement for the theatre, including microphone theory, speaker use and placement, digital audio networks, and live mixing.
Attribute/Distribution: HU 
 
THTR 035: Circle Mirror Transformation
2 credits - CRN 40406
Performing in a department-approved production.
*Department Permission Required
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
THTR 035: Performance: Silent Sky
2 Credits – CRN 40571
Performing in a department-approved production.
*Department Permission Required
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
THTR 035: Performance: THTR 245
2 Credits – CRN 40767
Performing in a department-approved production.
*Department Permission Required
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
THTR 045: Stage Management
2 credits – CRN 40405
Organization, scheduling, coordination of various production specialties. Production assignment as assistant stage manager.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
THTR (CLSS, ENGL) 054: Greek Tragedy
4 credits - CRN 44544
This course will examine major works of Greek tragedy that continue to have a powerful impact on readers and audiences. The three great tragic playwrights adapted well known Greek myths for the plots of their plays that focus on the “downfall” of the tragic hero or heroine. We will explore how the plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides raise important questions about human responsibility and explore tensions between personal and civic obligations through the conflicts experienced by the hero or heroine. The readings will include Aeschylus' great trilogy Oresteia on the disastrous return home of the hero Agamemnon and the dilemma of revenge faced by his son Orestes; Sophocles' powerful tragedy Ajax on the madness and death of the great Trojan War hero and Antigone on the determination of the heroine to bury her fallen brother Polyneices; and finally, Euripides' experiments with powerful female characters in Hippolytus and Medea.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
THTR (ASIA) 055: Indian Classical Dance
2 credits – CRN 43149
Introduction to the history and practice of Bharatanatyam, a classical dance style of India. Understanding basic footwork, hand gestures, and body movements, and how they are combined to convey emotion, meaning, and imagery. Traditional repertoire, music, terminology, and the spectator's experience of the dance. Course fee of $270. Classes will be held in Zoellner Arts Center room 121
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
THTR 057: Modern Dance
2 credits – CRN 44952
Modern dance styles and combinations. Course fee of $270. 
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
THTR (ENGL) 060: Dramatic Action
4 Credits – CRN 40297
How plays are put together; how they work and what they accomplish. Examination of how plot, character, aural and visual elements of production combine to form a unified work across genre, styles and periods. Recommended as a foundation for further studies in design, literature, or performance.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
THTR (AAS) 066: Hip Hop Dance
2 credits - Two sections offered - CRNs 42781, 42782
Techniques, vocabulary, and history behind the various elements of the Hip Hop Movement. Focus upon the cultural influence of Hip Hop dance styles, and the overall social influence of the Hip Hop Movement.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
THTR 067: Backstage Crew
2 Credits – CRN 42511
Production run crew assignment.
Attribute/Distribution: HU