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Lecture 1

THAR 201 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Ancient Mysteries, Global Brain, Leonard Nimoy

Theatre Arts
Course Code
THAR 201
Greenwald Michael

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Lecture 1
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
7:54 AM
The Lion King
Roots of all theatre: ritual, dance, and music
Universal Myth: "the Put-Upon Prince"
Archetypal Characters
African Storytelling/Oral Tradition
Masks (Make-up) and Puppets
Fusion of African Music and Western Pop
The Circle of Life
Common Theme
Aesthetics: Theatre Appreciation, Audience Development
Creativity: Performance/Production Skills, New approaches to theatre,
Marketing, Advertising
Cultural Enrichment: Understanding Cultures' Manners, Mores, Mindsets
THE Liberal Art: History, Anthropology, Literature, Philosophy, Politics,
Languages, Architecture
Why study world theatre?
Explore our common human heritage
Theatre: a communal activity
o Community of Artists
o Community in Audience
4 Necessary Ingredients of "Theatre"
Idea: what you want to communicate to the audience
Performer: actor, dancer, mime
Theatre: "the seeing place"
Rites and Rituals - Media Matrix
With Leonard Nimoy
Act 1: Passages
o Southwest India
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