Provides a broad survey of the basic components of theatre. Students study theatre from different perspectives. They examine plays, the history of theatre as an art, acting, technical theatre, theatre’s impact on society, and important practitioners in the field. Plays are unique in all of literature because they’re only finished in performance in front of an audience. To understand how plays come to their complete realization, the class will see several productions both on and off campus. The student will be responsible for the cost of one ticket for an off-campus production.