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Introduction to Puppetry: Design, Construction, and Performance
THEA 384
Fall 2009
Section: 01  

This study of puppet design, creation, and manipulation explores the expression of character and concept through the manipulation of objects. A survey of the performance of puppets in world and contemporary American theater.

Essential Capabilities: Designing, Creating, and Realizing, Interpretation
Interpretation: Students will analyze and research the text of "The Skriker "in order to design, create and perform a play with puppets and people. The play deals with a suffering world of traditional "fairies" of the British Isles. The conceptual framework for the design of these otherworldly beings must help the audience through the maze of very complex poetic language and extraordinary events.

Designing, Creating, and Realizing: This class will work with "The Skriker" by Caryl Churchill. Students will develop performing objects (e.g. shadow puppets) which will embody the characters and ideas presented in the text. They will learn to perform with these objects and will be members of the production team that presents the text in the CFA Theater in November 2009.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: None
Course Format: StudioGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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