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100.00 Modern and Contemporary Indian Theatre

Contents:-

A) Theory: Survey of major modern and contemporary styles and works in Hindi/English

  • Rabindranath Tagore, Bhartendu Harishchandra
  • Vijay Tendulkar, Mohan Rakesh, Dharmveer Bharti, Badal Sarkar, Shankar Shesh, Girish Karnad, Chandrashekhar Kambar

The student can identify and study one text (one play) of the above mentioned playwrights

Learning Outcomes:-

After going through this unit, the student/ learner would be able to:-

1. Know about the various personalities who helped in the growth of drama literature

2. Know about the theatre scene after independence

3. Know in detail about the contributions of

  • Bhartendu Harishchandra
  • Rabindranath Tagore
  • Vijay Tendulkar
  • Mohan Rakesh
  • Dharmveer Bharti
  • Badal Sarkar
  • Shankar Shesh
  • Girish Karnad

4. Know the details of some prominent plays

  • Andheri Nagari Chaupat Raja
  • Dak Ghar
  • Ghashiram Katwal
  • Adhe Adhure
  • Andhayug
  • Evam lndrajit
  • Hayavadana

B) Theory: Review of Indian theatre organisations - NSD, Sangeet Natak Academy, Zonal Cultural Centres

Learning Outcomes:-

1. Understand the importance of various art and cultural institutions which played an important role in progress of Indian Theatre namely:-

  • Sangeet Natak Academy
  • National School of Drama
  • Zonal Cultural Centers

C) Theory:- Practitioners of modern Indian Theatre

Learning Outcomes:-

1. Acknowledge the works of major theatre practitioners, who revolutionized Modern Indian Theatre scene:

  • Ebrahim Alkazi
  • Habib Tanvir
  • Ratan Thiyam
  • K.N.Panikkar
  • B.V.Karanth
  • Bhanu Bhart
  • D R Ankur

D) Activity:- Critical analysis of any one play of the above

E) Activity: Collaborative scene work from selected scripts

200.00 Modern and Western Theatre

Contents:-

A) Theory: Survey of major contemporary style and works in English or English translation

  • Chekov, Ibsen, Strindberg, Shaw, O'Neill, Ionesco, Beckett, Pinter, Stoppard

The student can identify and study one text of the Playwrights ment oned

Learning Outcomes:-

After going through this unit, the student/learner would be able to:-

1. Understand the influence of Greek Theatre on Modern Western Theatre

2. Know about the various personalities who helped in the growth of drama Literature

3. Learn about different writing styles of western playwrights

4. Understand the contributions of:-

  • Anton Pavlov Chekov
  • Henrik Ibsen
  • August Strindberg
  • Bernard Shaw
  • Eugene Gladstone O'Neill
  • Eugene Ionesco
  • Samuel Beckett
  • Tom Stoppard

B) Activity:- Critical analysis of any one play of the above

C) Activity:- Acting - collaborative scene work from selected scripts

300.00 Theatre Production – Management and Performance

Contents:-

A) Theory:- Readings on Theatre Management and Marketing

Learning Outcomes:-

1. After going through this unit, the student/learner would be able to:-

  • Understand the importance of theatre production
  • Understand the visual components of theatre
  • Understand the use of various properties in the set by actors
  • Understand the role of a Production Manager

B) Activity:- Organising the venue for the chosen play

C) Activity:- Rehearsals of the chosen play

D) Activity: Multiple performances of the chosen play

E) Activity: Student journals and video record of activities

 

400.00 Survey of Acting Theory and Practice

Contents:-

A) Theory: Reading Stanislavsky, Strasberg

Learning Outcomes:-

1. After going through this unit, the student/learner would be able to:-

  • Gain knowledge of Konstantin Stanislavsky. Explain the works and methods of Stanislavsky
  • Gain knowledge of Bertolt Brecht
  • Understand the Meisner Technique
  • Gain knowledge about Lee Strasberg and Stella Adler

B) Activity: Acting exercises and improvisations

C) Activity: Acting exercises for expression

D) Activity: Acting improvisations

500.00 Theatre Production – Acting and Directing

Contents:-

A) Theory: Readings on play production

Learning Outcomes:-

1. After going through this unit, the student/ learner would be able to:

  • Develop acting skills
  • Develop directing skills
  • Use different exercises to control voice and speech during the performance
  • Able to produce play
  • Understand different stages of play product on
  • Perform the work of a theatre director
  • Use different acting styles
  • Analyse the character through rehearsals
  • Improve body language

B) Activity: Choosing a play - consideringlanguage, style, characters, story

C) Activity: Casting a play

D) Activity: Actors' workshop for the chosen play

E) Activity: Student journals and video record of activities

600.00 Theatre Production – Theatre Architecture and Production Design

Contents:-

A) Theory: History of theatre architecture

Learning Outcomes:-

1. After going through this unit, the student/ learner would be able to:-

  • Understand the importance of extra paraphernalia which created by the designer

B) Theory: Readings on production design - color theory, sets, costumes, lighting, sound design

Learning Outcomes:-

  • Elaborate on the importance of set design
  • Understand the functions of set designing
  • Understand the importance of different design types of sets
  • Gain knowledge on the elements of set designs
  • Understand the various stepsinvolvedin set designing
  • Understand the importance of costume designer
  • Understand the process involved in costume designing
  • Gain knowledge about the history behind stage lights
  • Understand the various uses of lighting techniques
  • Understand the various elements involved in lighting the stage

C) Activity: designing sets, costumes, lighting and sound for the chosen play

D) Activity: rehearsals of the chosen play incorporating production design

E) Activity: Student journals and video record of activities

700.00 Developing and Documenting the Research Project

Contents:-

A) Examples of research projects in different aspects of theatre

Learning Outcomes:-

1. After going through this unit, the student/ learner would be able to:-

  • Understand the meaning of research and its steps

B) Choosing the scope of theindividual project

Learning Outcomes:-

1. Conduct research in different aspects of theatre

C) Using media and sources for the project

Learning Outcomes:-

  1. Understand the role of media in theatre
  2. Use media as a source for the project.
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