Introduction to Theater

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HTH 201

Is the theater still relevant in the modern world?  With so many forms of entertainment media, is the theater little more than a museum of "fine art"? The theater's ability to cultivate empathy, to raise questions about societal practices, to explore the human condition, to foster collaboration, and to create community make it a dynamic and unique forum in which to participate as audience or practitioner.  Introduction to Theater explores the roles of its various artists and examines how new technologies can be used to re-conceive of the art form in the 21st century.  Attendance at NYC theatrical productions and "hands-on" exposure to the process of theatrical creation will complement the course readings. Studio Course: No general Humanities Credit.

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