Middlebury

 

Claudio Medeiros

Associate Professor of Theatre

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ARDV 0116 - The Creative Process      

The Creative Process
In this course, students will have the opportunity to dig deeply into their own creativity and explore the processes by which ideas emerge and are given shape in the arts. The experiential nature of this course integrates cognition and action, mind and body. Students will engage a range of modes of discovering, knowing, and communicating, which are designed to push them beyond their present state of awareness and level of confidence in their creative power. Practical work will be closely accompanied by readings and journaling, culminating with the creation and performance of a short project. (First- and second-year students only; Not open to students who have taken FYSE 1364) 3 hrs. lect.

ART

Spring 2011, Winter 2012, Fall 2013

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CLAS 0250 / THEA 0250 - Greek Drama in Performance      

Greek Drama in Performance
In this course we will study selected Greek tragedies and comedies with special attention to the dimension of performance. In addition to viewing the plays staged in their original setting, the theater of Dionysus in 5th century BCE Athens, we will also consider stagings of these tragic and comic dramas for modern audiences all over the world. The course will combine lecture, discussions, screenings, writing assingments, and performance work. Texts will include Aeschylus' Oresteia, Sophocles' Ajax, Euripides' Hecuba and Helen, and Aristophanes' Birds and Frogs. (Not open to students who have taken INTD 0250) 3 hrs. lect., 1 hr. disc.

ART EUR LIT

Spring 2011

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FYSE 1432 - Sexuality and Power on Stage      

Sexuality and Power on Stage: Female Trouble, Closet Homos, and Shameless Queers
What do Webster’s Duchess of Malfi, Wedekind’s Spring Awakening, and Kushner’s Angels in America have in common? In this seminar we will study a selection of major Western dramatic works in which bodies and their desires constitute the central problem for society and the state. Students will learn how to analyze dramatic texts from the director’s as well as the actor’s perspective by focusing on action, diction, characterization, and large themes. Secondary readings will locate each text within its specific historical context. In addition to discussions we will stage scenes and watch cinematic renderings of the plays when available. 3 hrs. sem.

ART CMP CW

Fall 2014

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THEA 0102 - Acting I: Beginning Acting      

Acting I: Beginning Acting
Rigorous physical and psychophysical exercises attempt to break through the cultural and psychological barriers that inhibit an open responsiveness to impulses, to the environment, and to others. Attempt is made to free personal response within improvised scenes and, eventually, within the narrative structure of a naturalistic scene. Attention is given to various theories of acting technique. Students are expected to audition for departmental shows. (First- and second-year students only) 3 hrs. lect./individual labs

ART

Spring 2011, Spring 2012

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THEA 0106 - Voices from PostColonial World      

Voices from the Postcolonial World
In this course we will study seminal 20th century plays from countries that do not belong to the so-called “dominant west.” While our primary focus will be close analysis of dramatic texts, we will occasionally read other kinds of writing (critical work, historical essays, primary documents) with a view to gaining insight into the historical and cultural context underlying each work. Our ultimate goal is to understand the plays as three-dimensional artistic interventions into the fabric of diverse societies. The reading list will include playwrights such as Aimé Césaire, José Triana, Nelson Rodrigues, Oswald de Andrade, Griselda Gambaro, Athol Fugard, Wole Soyinka, and Derek Walcott. All readings in English. 3 hrs. lect.

AAL ART LIT

Spring 2012

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THEA 0208 - Theatre History      

Theatre History
Using the dramatic text as the primary focus, this course will chart the progression of theatre from its ritualistic origins to the advent of modern drama. This survey will include an overview of theatrical architecture, the evolution of design and acting styles, and the introduction of the director. Since theatre does not exist in a void, a consideration of the social, cultural, political, and scientific milieu of each era studied will be included in the course. 2 1/2 hrs. lect./discussion & 1 screening per week

ART CMP EUR HIS

Fall 2010, Fall 2011

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THEA 0210 - Fall Production Studio: Acting      

Fall Production Studio: Acting
The cast works as part of a company interpreting, rehearsing, and performing a play. Productions for Fall 2014 include Vampire by Snoo Wilson and Mendel, Inc. by David Freedman. Those receiving credit can expect to rehearse four to six nights a week. Appropriate written work is required. Participation in the course is determined by auditions held the previous term. (Approval required) 3 hrs. lect.

ART

Fall 2010, Fall 2011

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THEA 0214 - Directing I: Beginning      

Directing I: Beginning
As a group, students will analyze one or two plays to discover the process involved in preparing a script for production. Attention will be given to production and design concepts, textual values, auditions, rehearsals, and the structuring of a performance in time and space. Students will also cast and direct one or more scenes to be worked on and performed in class. The practical work is combined with written analysis. (Approval required; ARDV 0116, THEA 0102) 4 hrs. lect.

Spring 2014

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THEA 0220 - Spring Production Studio: Act      

Spring Production Studio: Acting
The cast works as part of a company, interpreting, rehearsing, and performing a play. Those receiving credit can expect to rehearse four to six nights a week. Appropriate written work is required. Participation in the course is determined by auditions held during the term prior to the performance. (Approval required) 3 hrs. lect.

ART

Spring 2014

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THEA 0500 - Intermediate Indep Project      

Intermediate Independent Project
In consultation with their advisors, theatre majors in design may propose a THEA 0500 Intermediate Independent Project. Preliminary proposal forms approved by the student's advisor will be submitted to the program by March 1st of the preceding academic year for those wanting credit in the fall or winter terms and by October 1st for those wanting credit in the spring term. Projects will conform to the guidelines that are available in the theatre office. Students are required to attend a weekly THEA 0500/0700 seminar.

Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Winter 2012, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015

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THEA 0505 - Intermediate Ind. Project      

Intermediate Independent Project
(Approval Required)

Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Winter 2012, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015

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THEA 0700 - Senior Project      

Senior Independent Project
Senior work is required. In consultation with their advisors, theatre majors may propose a THEA 0700 Independent Project. Preliminary proposal forms approved by the student's advisor will be submitted to the program by March 1st of the preceding academic year for those wanting credit in the fall or winter terms and by October 1st for those wanting credit in the spring term. Projects will conform to the guidelines that are available in the theatre office. Students are required to attend a weekly THEA 0500/0700 seminar.

Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Winter 2012, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015

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