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					                                          UW Drama

                                          Student
                                          Handbook
                                          2010- 11




drama.uwaterloo.ca




                     Outside Back Cover       Outside Front Cover
      Contents                                                              Calendar of Events
      DEPARTMENT                                  2
                                                                            2010/2011
      PEOPLE                                      4
                                                       EVENT                   FALL TERM            WINTER TERM           SPRING TERM

      SUMMARY OF COURSES                          6    Lectures begin          September 13         January 4             May 2

      DRAMA STUDIES                               9    Drop, no penalty ends   October 1            January 24            May 20

      D E G R E E P L A N S	                      10   Silversides Event       October 12
      1. Honours Drama 	                          11                           2:30pm
      2. Four-Year General Drama	                 12                           Matthew Jocelyn
      3. Three-Year General Drama 	               13
      4. Joint Honours Drama	                     14   Holidays during term    October 11           February 21-25        May 23
      5. Honours Drama (Applied Studies Co-op)	   14                           Thanksgiving         Reading Week          Victoria Day
      6. Honours Drama (Arts and Business)	       14
                                                                                                    April 22
      7. Minor in Drama                           14
                                                                                                    Good Friday
      Policies and Procedures	                    15
                                                       Fall Convocation        October 23
      COURSE DESCRIPTIONS                         18
                                                       Comedy of Errors        November 11-13, 18-20
      FAQS                                        30                           8pm, Theatre of the Arts

      STUDENT PLANNER                             32   Dissocia:                                    February 9-12, 8pm
                                                       A Digital Gambling Venture                   February 12-13, 2pm
      STUDENT SERVICES ON CAMPUS                  34                                                Studio 180, HH

      UW DRAMA PAST PRODUCTIONS                   35   Undergraduate Thesis                         March 14
                                                       Proposals                                    Student submissions to
      CALENDAR OF EVENTS                          37                                                Department for 2010-11

                                                       An Experiment with                           March 10-12, 17-19
                                                       an Air Pump                                  8pm, Theatre of the Arts

                                                       Lectures end            December 6           April 5               July 26

                                                       Examinations begin      December 9           April 8               August 13




Inside Front Cover                                     Inside Back Cover
Welcome!
And surprise!
In Noh drama, hana is the word used to describe the moment
when the ‘flower blooms’. This is the point in a performance
when the performer startles and surprises an audience with an
unexpected variation on a fixed routine or interpretation of a given
character or text. The transformative power of hana is held to be
the secret of the entire art form, and for those who embrace the
beauty of surprise, it’s the secret to a life of fulfillment.

For 2010-2011, the Drama Department has embraced the beauty
of surprise in our programming, operation and development.
This season promises the same high quality programming that our
students and broader community have come to expect, but we
also offer surprises that will startle and reveal that the true power
of drama is in the way it teaches us about transformation.

This fall, we welcome Guest Director Lee Wilson to stage The
Comedy of Errors. Wilson’s expertise with Shakespeare promises
to bring alive all the surprising farcical humour of this early play.
In the winter we present another multimedia production emerging
from the research undertaken by Andy Houston’s Drama 301
dramaturgy students, Dissocia: A Digital Gambling Venture,
about the surprising role addiction plays in the ‘performance’ of
everyday consumerism. Also, Anne-Marie Donovan returns to
direct Shelagh Stephenson’s award-winning An Experiment with
an Air Pump; an examination of ethics in medicine, this play is
surprising for its scalpel sharp insight to the morality of testing
human subjects.

This summer we said farewell to Professor Gerd Hauck. He will be
missed, but his ten-year contribution to UW Drama continues to
be appreciated. The surprise of Gerd’s departure brings challenges
but also unexpected discoveries. We warmly welcome you to
make these discoveries with us.




                                       STUDENT HANDBOOK _ 1
          Department
CONTACT INFORMATION                       F A C ILITIES


Department of Drama                       Waterloo has outstanding facilities for
University of Waterloo                    studying theatre. The Theatre of the
200 University Ave. West,                 Arts, with its Shakespearean thrust
Waterloo, Ontario                         stage, seats 500, while the Humani-
N2L 3G1                                   ties Theatre, with its proscenium arch
                                          stage, seats 721. The Theatre of the
T   (519) 888-4567, x35808                Arts is the Department’s own resident
F   (519) 725-0651                        theatre, and is used for classes as well
E   ratchiso@uwaterloo.ca                 as performances. The intimate Studio
    (Administrative Assistant)            180, seating 60, houses mainstage pro-
                                          ductions as well as many major class
  houston@uwaterloo.ca                    projects. Studio 180 may be booked by
  (Undergraduate Advisor)                 Drama students for rehearsal purposes.
W drama.uwaterloo.ca                      Reservations should be made through
T (519) 888-4567, x37029                  Gill Lesperance, ML 121, ext. 37805.
                                          The Departmental offices are on the
                                          ground floor of the Modern Languages
WHO ARE WE?                               building.
                                                   The Silversides Theatre
UW Drama is deeply committed to the       Collection, an endowment in memory of
belief that the arts of performing in a   Brian Silversides, is a comprehensive
broad range of media are essential for    collection of more than 500 films
a rich and complete humanities educa-     (VHS and DVD) and an equal number
tion. All of the Department’s work is     of CDs. There is also a specialized
based on the understanding that a         series of magazines and books related
balance between academic and              to theatre and dance. The Collection
practical work produces the best          is housed in the Department’s Green
education in our discipline.              Room/student lounge.
         We offer honours major plans              A Production Office (ML 127)
in: Drama, Arts and Business Co-op/       is available for student Stage Managers,
Drama, with a specialty in Cultural       Assistant Stage Managers, Production
Management, Arts and Business             Managers and Designers working on
Co-op, Arts and Business Regular/         departmental productions. It is equipped
Drama, and Arts and Business Regular.     with a computer, a telephone, and a
                                          photocopier.




2 _ UW DRAMA
         In 2002, the Department           AWARDS
established its own cutting-edge
media lab with a broad range of digital    Awards of up to $500 are provided
recording and editing devices, a top-      annually to outstanding students
of-the-line videoconferencing facility,    registered in an Honours or General
and post-production facilities.            Major academic plan in the Department.
         ML137 is designated as the
Department’s student lounge, a space       The William Chadwick Book Prize is
where students can meet and prepare for    awarded to the student presenting the
work between classes and rehearsals.       best written theatre reviews in the
         Costumes are available for        Theatre Criticism course (Drama 409).
borrowing for class purposes. Please
consult Jocelyne Sobeski, Head of          The Lloy Coutts Book Prize is awarded
Wardrobe, ext. 36122, for procedures.      annually to a student at any level
Students will often be asked to retrieve   who has exhibited exceptional
objects from the Props Storage. The        discipline, intelligence, and stamina in
borrowing procedure must be strictly       acting classes.
observed. Please consult Gill Lesperance
(ext. 37805) for details.                  A book prize is awarded annually to a
         All Drama majors belong to        student at any level who has exhibited
the Theatre Students Union (TSU).          exceptional discipline, intelligence and
They vote for officers every year. The     commitment to stagecraft and theatre
TSU organizes events throughout the        production.
year, makes representations to the
Department on behalf of students at
Department meetings and has good
advice to offer.




                                                             STUDENT HANDBOOK _ 3
                                                      Masks on Meds, 2010




          People
FACULTY                         S T A FF


William Chesney                 Robin Atchison
Associate Professor             Administrative Assistant
Associate Dean                  ML 119A, x35808
Undergraduate Studies           ratchiso@uwaterloo.ca
PAS 2451, ML122, x33554
wchesney@uwaterloo.ca           Janelle Rainville
                                Head of Production
Joel Greenberg                  ML 129
Professor
ML 131, x32120                  Jocelyne Sobeski
joel@uwaterloo.ca               Head of Wardrobe
                                HH 272, x36122
Andrew Houston                  jsobeski@uwaterloo.ca
Assistant Professor
Undergraduate Advisor           Gill Lesperance
ML 119B, x37029                 Director of
houston@uwaterloo.ca            Technical Theatre
                                ML 121, x37805
Jennifer Roberts-Smith          glespera@uwaterloo.ca
Assistant Professor
ML 131A, x35785
j33rober@watarts.uwaterloo.ca

Scott Spidell
Lecturer and Theatre Manager
ML 122, x84767
sspidell@uwaterloo.ca




4 _ UW DRAMA
In addition, the Department has a Guest Artist Program, in which courses are taught
and productions directed and designed by respected theatre professionals. In recent
years courses have been given by Christine Brubaker,Daryl Cloran, Lloy Coutts, Glenn
Davidson, Anne-Marie Donovan, Jennifer Emery, Alex Fallis, Michelle Fisk, Graham
Frampton, Kevin Fraser, Louise Guinand, Maxine Graham, Joel Harris, Julie Hartley,
Peter Hinton, Daniel Levinson, Robert More, Jennifer O’Connor, Robin Paterson, Mike
Peng, Sarah Phillips, Kim Renders, Brian Richmond, Alan Sapp, Stuart Scadron-Wattles,
Goldie Semple, Darlene Spencer, John Stead, Guillermo Verdecchia, James Warren,
and Lesley Wilkinson.
          Summary of Courses
A more detailed description of all courses can be found between pages 18-29 of
this Handbook, on our departmental web site (drama.uwaterloo.ca), and in the
Undergraduate Calendar.



Drama
101A & B            Introduction to the Theatre 1 and 2
102                 Introduction to Performance
220                 Performance Studies
221 & 222           Intermediate Acting 1 and 2
243 & 244           Introduction to Technical Production 1 and 2
250                 Performance German 1
301                 Dramaturgical Analysis
306 & 307           Production Participation 1 and 2
311                 English Drama to 1642
312                 Survey of Dramatic Literature and Theory 3:
                               French Neo-Classicism, the Restoration Period
                               and Sentimental Drama
313                 Survey of Dramatic Literature and Theory 4:
                               The late 18th and 19th centuries:
                               Romanticism and Naturalism
314                 Survey of Dramatic Literature and Theory 5:
                               The first part of the 20th century
315                 Survey of Dramatic Literature and Theory 6:
                               The second part of the 20th century
317                 Survey of Dramatic Literature and Theory 8:
                               American drama from the 1920s to the present
318                 Musical Theatre and Musical Film
319A                William Shakespeare in Performance
319B                Tennessee Williams in Performance
319C                Anton Chekhov in Performance
319D                Stephen Sondheim in Performance
319E                Beckett in Performance
321 & 322           Advanced Acting 1 and 2
326                 Voice Technique
331 & 332           Design for the Theatre 1 and 2
333                 Costume Design
334                 Scenic Painting
335                 History of Costume
341                 Lighting Design for the Theatre
343                 Theatre Management and Technology

6 _ UW DRAMA
351                 Central and East European Film
352                 The Cinema of Science Fiction
353                 Contemporary Italian Film
354                 New Cinemas of East Asia (from 1985)
355                 History of Animated Film
356                 History of Film 1 (1895-1940
357                 History of Film 2 (after 1941)
358                 French Film After 1945
359                 Film and Television 1
360                 Film and Television 2
361 & 362           Directing 1 and 2
363                 Stage Combat
371 & 372           Theatre History 1 and 2
380                 Canadian Drama
381 & 382           Russian Drama
386                 Shakespeare 1
387                 Shakespeare 2
392                 American Film
393                 Plays on Film
394                 The New Hollywood
395                 Modern British Film
396                 Film Noir
397                 Women and Film
401                 Acting Styles
402                 Political Theatre
403                 Theories of Modern Theatre
405                 Theatre and the New Media
406 & 407           Production Participation 3 and 4
409                 Theatre Criticism
421 & 422           Advanced Acting Workshop 1 and 2
425                 Audition Technique
426                 Advanced Voice Technique
440                 Performative Inquiry and Practice
443                 Theatre Technology and Management Apprenticeship
490 & 491           Selected Seminars in Drama and Theatre Arts, 1 and 2
499A & B            Undergraduate Thesis

Note: Not all courses are offered every year.
                                                         STUDENT HANDBOOK _ 7
Arcadia, 2010




                               Drama Studies
Adhering to the Faculty of Arts philosophy     collaborative, site-specific productions,
of providing a fully-rounded education         Mimetic Flesh and Differ/End, and a
in which both breadth and depth of             student fringe festival, UpStart.
learning are respected, the Drama
Program at the University of Waterloo        Because of the required technical
offers comprehensive instruction in all      courses, students are able to participate
aspects of theatre arts. A drama degree      in all departmental activities.
provides hands-on practical experience
through co-operation and teamwork in         C A R E E R O P P ORTUNITIES
productions and studio courses, as well
as a wide reading of theatrical culture.     Following graduation, drama students
Adaptability, communication, effective       who are considering professional
presentation of self, and a cultured         careers directly related to their studies
background, are all qualities in ever        have met with considerable success
greater demand in our complex and            finding employment in the broad range
changing society.                            of theatre-related activities. On the
                                             production side, this includes stage
PA S T P R O D U C T I O N S                 management, production management,
                                             carpentry, scene painting, as well as
Major productions in recent years have       sound and lighting technology. Design
included plays by                            students choose to pursue their area(s)
• Shakespeare: As You Like It, The           of specialty – set, costume, light,
  Merchant of Venice, Twelfth Night,         sound – by one of two options: further
  Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer           study at a conservatory or graduate
  Night’s Dream, Macbeth, Romeo and          programme, or apprenticeship with a
  Juliet, The Tempest, Julius Caesar         respected theatre designer.
• Classics of the Western theatre:                   Students determined to pursue
  Tartuffe by Molière, The Bacchae by        acting careers often audition for
  Euripides, The Caucasian Chalk Circle      conservatory programmes and MFA
  by Bertolt Brecht and The Importance       graduate schools, though some others
  of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde.           get right to the business of acquiring
• Musicals: The Club, The Boyfriend,         agents, auditioning wherever they can
  Godspell, Chicago and Oh What A            and self-producing work as a showcase.
  Lovely War; The Rocky Horror Show                  Aspiring directors try postgradu-
• Contemporary drama: The Crucible           ate and apprenticeship routes.
  by Arthur Miller, Cloud Nine and Mad               A considerable number of our
  Forest by Caryl Churchill, Happy Days      graduates attend faculties of education
  by Samuel Beckett, Gross Indecency:        throughout Ontario and find employment
  The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde            as teachers. Others attend graduate
  by Moisés Kaufman, Marat/ Sade             schools in Theatre Studies to pursue an
  by Peter Weiss, Thornton Wilder’s          academic career.
  Our Town, Our Country’s Good,
  by Timberlake Wertenbaker, two

                                                                STUDENT HANDBOOK _ 9
             Degree Plans
The Department offers seven academic         Note: There are many variations possi-
plans in Drama: (1) a four-year Honours      ble on the following plan diagrams.
plan, (2) a Four-Year General plan,          These are simply suggestions to help
(3) a Three-Year General plan, (4) a         you sort out the sometimes bewildering
four-year Joint Honours plan, (5) a          Faculty of Arts requirements, and to
four-year Honours Arts and Business          help you get the most out of a Drama
Co-op plan, (6) a four-year Honours          degree. The general rule of thumb is
Arts and Business Regular plan, and          that you try to get the Faculty of Arts
(7) a Minor plan.                            requirements completed as soon as
          In the Faculty of Arts, students   possible, so that when time require-
declare their major towards the end of       ments become tight because of
their first year. There is more informa-     production schedules in later years,
tion on declaring your major on page 31.     you don’t have to panic about required
                                             courses outside the Department.

                                             More details on plan requirements can
A course inventory planner                   be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.
for students can be
found on pages 32-33
in Course Descriptions.
                                                      The Importance of Being Earnest, 2006




10 _ U W D R A M A
1. Honours Drama
This four-year honours plan in Drama is designed so that a student can work
through a particular sequence of courses in one field (acting, academic, directing,
technical). The optional senior project (Drama 499) may be centred on this
specialization. At least 20 term courses must be taken in Drama. We strongly
recommend that students thinking of pursuing a four-year Honours Drama plan
take Drama 101A, 101B, and 102 in their first year. A degree is granted on the
successful completion of a minimum of 40 term courses, including the Faculty
of Arts Group requirements, with an overall cumulative average of at least 60%,
and a cumulative major average of 75%.
Degree requirements:
101A, 101B, 102, 243, 244, 301, 371, 372, 409, 4 Dramatic Literatures



	          Year	1	              Year	2	              Year	3	                   Year	4

Fall       Drama 101A           Drama 243            Drama Lit.                Drama 499A (if elected)
           Group A(i)           Drama 301            Drama                     Drama Lit.
           Group B              Drama                Other                     Drama 409
           Group B              Group A(ii)          Other                     Drama 371
           Group A(ii)          Other                Other                     or Drama 372
                                                                               Other

Winter     Drama 101B           Drama 244            Drama Lit.                Drama 499B (if elected)
           Drama 102            Drama Lit.           Drama 371 or              Drama
           Group B              Drama                Drama 372                 Other
           Group B              Other                Drama                     Other
           Group A(i)           Other                Other                     Other
                                                     Other

BA	Breadth	Requirements
Fine, Performing, and           0.5 unit             DAC, DRAMA, FINE, MUSIC, SPCOM
Communication Arts
Humanities                      1.0 unit             CLAS, ENGL, HIST, PHIL, RS
Languages and Cultures          1.0 unit             CHINA, CROAT, DUTCH, EASIA, FR, GER,
                                                     GRK, ITAL, ITALST, JAPAN, JS, KOREA,
                                                     LAT, POLSH, PORT, REES, RUSS, SPAN,
                                                     UKRAN.
Social Sciences                 2.0 units            ANTH, ECON, GEOG, INTTS, ISS, PSCI,
                                                     PSYCH, SOC.
Transdisciplinary Studies       0.5 unit             AFM, APPLS, ARBUS, ARTS, CMW, HRM,
                                                     HUMSC, INTST, LS, NATST, PACS, SMF,
                                                     SOCWK, SPD, WS. Also any course taken
                                                     in another UW Faculty.

For	more	details,	check	http://ugradcalendar.uwaterloo.ca/?pageID=10462

                                                                  S T U D E N T H A N D B O O K _ 11
2. Four-Year General Drama
The requirements are essentially the same as for the four-year Honours Drama
plan, except that the cumulative major average is 70%, and the overall average
60%. Only three dramatic literature courses are required. For more details see
the University of Waterloo Undergraduate Calendar. (ugradcalendar.uwaterloo.ca)
Degree requirements:
101A, 101B, 102, 243, 244, 371, 372, 409, 3 Dramatic Literatures.




	            Year	1	             Year	2	                Year	3	           Year	4

Fall         Drama 101A          Drama 243              Drama Lit.        Drama 409
             Group A(i)          Drama 301              Drama             Drama 371
             Group B             Group B                Other             or 372
             Group A(ii)         Group A(ii)            Other             Other
             Other               Other                  Other             Other
                                                                          Other

Winter       Drama 101B          Drama 244              Drama 371 or      Drama Lit.
             Group A(i)          Drama                  Drama 372         Drama
             Drama 102           Group B                Drama             Other
             Group B             Other                  Other             Other
             Other               Other                  Other             Other
                                                        Other

BA	Breadth	Requirements
Fine, Performing, and           0.5 unit             DAC, DRAMA, FINE, MUSIC,
Communication Arts                                   SPCOM
Humanities                      1.0 unit             CLAS, ENGL, HIST, PHIL, RS
Languages and Cultures          1.0 unit             CHINA, CROAT, DUTCH, EASIA,
                                                     FR, GER, GRK, ITAL, ITALST,
                                                     JAPAN, JS, KOREA, LAT, POLSH,
                                                     PORT, REES, RUSS, SPAN,
                                                     UKRAN.
Social Sciences                 2.0 units            ANTH, ECON, GEOG, INTTS, ISS,
                                                     PSCI, PSYCH, SOC.
Transdisciplinary Studies       0.5 unit             AFM, APPLS, ARBUS, ARTS,
                                                     CMW, HRM, HUMSC, INTST, LS,
                                                     NATST, PACS, SMF, SOCWK,
                                                     SPD, WS. Also any course taken in
                                                     another UW Faculty.

For	more	details,	check	http://ugradcalendar.uwaterloo.ca/?pageID=10462




12 _ U W D R A M A
3. Three-Year General Drama
Degree requirements: Successful completion of a minimum of 15 units including
Faculty of Arts Group Requirements with an overall accumulative average of at
least 60% and a cumulative major average of at least 65%. At least 12 courses
must be in Drama, including three in dramatic literature. For more details see the
University of Waterloo Undergraduate Calendar. (ugradcalendar.uwaterloo.ca)
Degree requirements: 101A, 101B, 102, 243, 244, 371 or 372, 409,
3 Dramatic Literatures.



	          Year	1	               Year	2	                Year	3

Fall       Drama 101A            Drama 243              Drama 409
           Group A(i)            Drama                  Drama 371 or 372
           Group B               Group B                Drama 301
           Group A(ii)           Group A(ii)            Other
           Other                 Other                  Other



Winter     Drama 101B            Drama 244              Drama Lit.
           Group A(i)            Drama Lit.             Drama
           Drama 102             Group B                Other
           Group B               Other                  Other
           Other                 Other                  Other



BA	Breadth	Requirements
Fine, Performing, and           0.5 unit             DAC, DRAMA, FINE, MUSIC, SPCOM
Communication Arts
Humanities                      1.0 unit             CLAS, ENGL, HIST, PHIL, RS
Languages and Cultures          1.0 unit             CHINA, CROAT, DUTCH, EASIA, FR, GER,
                                                     GRK, ITAL, ITALST, JAPAN, JS, KOREA,
                                                     LAT, POLSH, PORT, REES, RUSS, SPAN,
                                                     UKRAN.
Social Sciences                 2.0 units            ANTH, ECON, GEOG, INTTS, ISS, PSCI,
                                                     PSYCH, SOC.
Transdisciplinary Studies       0.5 unit             AFM, APPLS, ARBUS, ARTS, CMW, HRM,
                                                     HUMSC, INTST, LS, NATST, PACS, SMF,
                                                     SOCWK, SPD, WS. Also any course taken
                                                     in another UW Faculty.

For	more	details,	check	http://ugradcalendar.uwaterloo.ca/?pageID=10462




                                                                 S T U D E N T H A N D B O O K _ 13
4. Joint Honours Drama                       6. Honours Drama
                                                (Arts and Business
There are many combinations of Joint
Honours Drama plans possible in the             Regular)
Faculty of Arts – Drama has even had a       Students may combine an Honours
Math-Drama Joint Honours student.            Drama plan with the Arts and Business
The grade percentages and requirements       specialization. For more details see the
are essentially the same as for the          University of Waterloo Undergraduate
four-year Honours plan (60 and 75%),         Calendar. The requirements in Drama
and the total number of Drama courses        are identical to the Drama Joint
required is 15. Only three courses in        Honours plan.
dramatic literature are required. A fourth   Degree requirements: 101A, 101B,
dramatic literature may be used to           102, 243, 244, 301, 371, 372, 409
replace one of Drama 371 or 372.             and 3 Dramatic Literatures, or 371 or
Degree requirements:                         372 and 4 Dramatic Literatures.
101A, 101B, 102, 243, 244, 301,
371, 372, 409, 3 Dramatic Literatures.
                                             7. Minor in Drama
5. Honours Drama                             A Minor requires 10 courses in Drama.
   (Arts and Business                        Degree requirements: 101A, 101B,
                                             102, two Dramatic Literatures.
   Co-op)
                                             Note: You must be registered in a
Students may combine an Honours              4-year major program to take the
Drama plan with Arts and Business            Minor in Drama.
Co-op specialization. The grade per-
centages in Drama are the same as for
Joint Honours Drama (60 and 75%).
Students who are in these plans are
advised to take as many required
Drama courses as possible during their
fall and winter on-campus residence,
because the Department does not usually
offer courses in the spring semester.
For more details see the University of
Waterloo Undergraduate Calendar.
Degree requirements: 101A, 101B,
102, 243, 244, 301, 371, 372, 409
and 3 Dramatic Literatures, or 371
or 372 and 4 Dramatic Literatures.




14 _ U W D R A M A
Policies & Procedures                         confidential, and all instructors are
                                              aware that such appeals are com-
AP P L I C A T I O N P R O C E D U R E S      pletely in order. Because these courses
                                              are evaluated mainly on other than
There is no formal application process.       written work, the Drama faculty will
All Drama students are admitted to the        try whenever possible to see all final
Arts Faculty in first year and typically      presentations. Students should be
declare a major at the end of first year.     familiar with the departmental curri-
All prospective majors are encouraged         culum guidelines for the acting classes.
to meet with the undergraduate advisor      • Grade Appeal Procedure: The process
to formally subscribe and have proper         involves, first of all, consulting the
registration procedures put in place.         faculty member involved. If this is
        Because the practical courses         not satisfactory, consult the Chair or
in Drama are rather different from tra-       Undergraduate Advisor. If this is still
ditional university courses, they can         not satisfactory, an appeal can be
make life sometimes a little confusing.       made to the Associate Dean of Arts.
A few words of advice are in order.         • Written Work: Unless stated other-
                                              wise, all written work submitted to
• Do not be intimidated. Everyone in          the Drama Department must be type-
  the Department is on first-name             written, double-spaced, and correctly
  terms. Everyone is prepared to help.        formatted as outlined in the Modern
• Under the pressure of major produc-         Languages Association’s MLA Hand-
  tion deadlines, lines of communica-         book or the Chicago Manual of Style.
  tion sometimes become frayed. Make          Style guides are available at the UW
  sure you know the faculty member to         Bookstore and online (www.mla.org).
  whom you are reporting, and what          • Writing Clinic: Students should iden-
  your task is supposed to be. Do not         tify as soon as possible any problems
  hesitate to ask for clarification.          with written expression. Effective
• Grades in Practical Courses: It is          help is easily available at the Writing
  simply human to take criticism about        Clinic (PAS 2081, X32329).
  acting personally, but it is a mistake.   • Academic Offenses: All Faculty of Arts
  If you feel you have been treated           courses outline academic offences
  unjustly, do not become hostile and         such as cheating, double submission
  defensive and spoil the rehearsal for       and plagiarism. All students regis-
  others: see the director personally         tered in the courses of the Faculty
  afterwards – this is expected. If you       of Arts are expected to know what
  feel you have not been justly graded,       constitutes an academic offence, to
  or treated, there is an Appeals Proce-      avoid committing academic offences,
  dure in place. Students may feel            and to take responsibility for their
  somewhat anxious that appealing a           actions. When the commission of an
  grade in acting classes will affect         academic offence is established,
  their subsequent relationship with          disciplinary penalties will be imposed
  the instructor, but this is unfounded.      in accord with Policy #71 (Student
  In such cases, students may first           Academic Discipline). For informa-
  explain their problem to the Chair          tion on categories of offences and
  or the Undergraduate Advisor. This          types of penalties, students are
  initial consultation is completely          directed to consult the summary of

                                                             S T U D E N T H A N D B O O K _ 15
                                                                     The Government Inspector, 2009




  Policy #71 (http://www.adm.uwater           The	most	common	academic		
  loo.ca/infosec/Policies/policy71.htm).      offenses	are:
  If you need help in learning how to
  avoid academic offences such as             • Submission of work not written by
  plagiarism, cheating, and double              the student
  submission, or if you need clarifica-       • Copying or stealing the work of
  tion of aspects of the discipline policy,     another student
  ask your course instructor for guid-        • Submission of work commissioned
  ance. Other resources regarding the           from a commercial service
  discipline policy are your academic         • Using an essay found on one of the
  advisor and the Undergraduate Dean.           for-free internet essay sites (instruc-
                                                tors have search engines which are
What	is	plagiarism?	                            able to identify literally anything
“The act of presenting the ideas, words,        copied from the web!)
or intellectual property of another as        • Submitting the same paper to more
one’s own. The use of other people’s            than one course
work must be properly acknowledged            • Cheating on examinations and tests
and referenced in all written material…       • Impersonating another student
Use of source material without complete       • Falsifying academic records
and unambiguous acknowledgement.”



Committing an academic
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consequences, including
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16 _ U W D R A M A
S T U D E N T H A N D B O O K _ 17
             Course Descriptions
More detailed descriptions of all courses,    students needing this requirement in
including course outlines, can also be        order to graduate.
found at our departmental web site
drama.uwaterloo.ca.                           Prospective Drama Majors: All students
                                              thinking of choosing Drama as their
                                              major should take this course in their
Drama	101A                                    first year, otherwise they will not be
Introduction	to	the	Theatre	1                 eligible for Intermediate Acting in their
Note: This course is a prerequisite for       second year.
all other Drama courses.
Introductory study of the theatre as a        DRAMA	220
major art form. Selected plays as             Performance	Studies
produced in their historical contexts.        This workshop course in performance
Contributions of the actor, designer and      studies explores performance as a way
technician to theatrical production.          of knowing. It investigates performance
Prerequisite: None                            as artistic practice and as a means of
                                              understanding historical, social and
Drama	101B                                    cultural practices, including drama/
Introduction	to	the	Theatre	2                 theatre texts, poetry, narratives and
An extension of the studies described         texts of everyday life.
in 101A.                                      Prerequisites: Level at least 2A; Drama
Prerequisites: Drama 101A                     majors and minors only
                                              Cross-listed with SPCOM 220
Drama	102
Introduction	to	Performance                   Drama	221
(Required by all Drama Majors)                Intermediate	Acting	1
Designed for majors in Drama, this            An extension of DRAMA 102. This
workshop introduces the student to the        course stresses development of the
tools of performance. Students will gain      actor through scene study.
confidence through individual and group       Prerequisite: Drama 102, 101A, 101B,
exercises in physical and emotional           Audition, and permission of instructor.
awareness, improvisational skills, scene
study, character creation and voice.
Pre- or Co-Requisites: Drama 101A
and/or 101B
Note: must attend first class
Cross-listed as SpCom 102

Important Note: Since this practical
course has limited enrolment, we advise
students to be at the first class. In addi-
tion, this course may be prioritized for

18 _ U W D R A M A
Drama	222                                    Drama	301
Intermediate	Acting	2                        Dramaturgical	Analysis
An extension of DRAMA 221.                   On the basis of selected readings and
The purpose of this course is two-fold:      practical exercises this course introduces
first, it will introduce students to         students to various aspects of drama-
different techniques with which they         turgical work in the theatre, close textual
may access the body as a resource for        analysis, script editing, performance
the creation of performance; second,         history, background research, play
it will offer an exploration of different    development dramaturgy, program
approaches by which a student                design, publicity dramaturgy, and pro-
may develop his or her body as an            duction dramaturgy. Students will have
expressive medium.                           the opportunity to apply these skills to
Prerequisite: Drama 221, Audition,           the plays chosen for the year’s season.
and permission of instructor.                Prerequisite: Drama 101A, 101B
                                             and 102.
Drama	243
Introduction	to	Technical	Production	1       Drama	306,	307	
(Required by all Drama Majors)               Special	Studies	in	Theatre	Production
Theory and practice of building, painting,   These are Drama’s major productions,
rigging and shifting scenery; construction   participation in which can gain a degree
of properties; familiarity with lighting     credit. Audition results sometimes are
instruments, sound equipment and             not in until after the official drop and
their control systems. Students must         add period, but there is a special
spend a certain number of hours              dispensation for students who wish to
working on Department productions.           add these courses to their normal load.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.      First-year students are warned, however,
                                             that the Faculty of Arts Examinations
Drama	244	                                   and Standings Committee does not
Introduction	to	Technical	Production	2       permit a sixth course. The Committee is
(Required by all Drama Majors)               also reluctant to allow students in upper
An extension of the studies described in     years to drop a sixth course after the
DRAMA 243.                                   drop and add date as the result of work-
Prerequisite: Drama 243                      load problems. Students with less than
                                             a 75% average require the permission
Drama	250	                                   of the Examinations and Standings Com-
Performance	German	1                         mittee before enrolling in a sixth course.
This course focuses on improving the                  Before committing yourself to a
student’s oral skills through the prepa-     production, you should be sure that you
ration and performance of a German           can handle the inevitable pressure.
play. Students also learn about the          To be eligible for a grade, students are
theoretical and technical aspects of         usually required to put in a minimum of
theatre production.                          seventy rehearsal hours for a production.
Prerequisite: Drama 243                      On the whole, only major roles and
Cross-listed with GER 250                    backstage leadership roles fall into this
                                             category.
                                                      Auditions for major productions
                                             are usually held at the beginning of

                                                               S T U D E N T H A N D B O O K _ 19
term, although casting for the winter          Drama	311
production is sometimes done late in the       English	Drama	to	1642	
fall semester. Audition notices with the       The Middle Ages, the Elizabethans and
Department logo are always posted on           Jacobeans (excluding Shakespeare),
our website and on the Call Board outside      and the Spanish Golden Age.
ML 135. All members of the University          Cross-listed as ENGL 361
community are welcome to audition.
          The Drama Department is              Drama	312
proud of mounting these productions to         Survey	of	Dramatic	Literature	
a high artistic standard. This requires        and	Theory	3
many rehearsals, and a professional            French Neo-Classicism, the Restoration
attitude on the part of those participating.   Period and Sentimental Drama.
Be sure to tell the director at auditions      Cross-listed with ENGL 233A
if you think there will be problems of
rehearsals conflicting with jobs and           DRAMA	313
classes. Drama usually structures its          Survey	of	Dramatic	Literature		
academic timetable so that students are        and	Theory	4
free of Drama classes after 4:30pm.            The late 18th and 19th centuries;
• If you audition, it is assumed in good       romanticism and naturalism.
   faith that you will accept the part for     Cross-listed with ENGL 233B
   which you are cast.
• If you take part in a major production,      Drama	314
   then it is also assumed in good faith       S
                                               	 urvey	of	Dramatic	Literature	
   that you will automatically be avail-       and	Theory	5
   able for the strike of the set after the    The first part of the 20th century.
   last performance.                           Cross-listed as ENGL 233C

It is the student’s responsibility to          Drama	315
inform the director of the production,         S
                                               	 urvey	of	Dramatic	Literature	
or the Undergraduate Officer, that you         and	Theory	6
wish to take the course for credit.            The second part of the 20th century.
Students should try to do this before          Cross-listed as ENGL 233D
the end of the drop-and-add period.
In the case of later auditions, special        Drama	317
arrangements have sometimes been               	 urvey	of	Dramatic	Literature	
                                               S
made for Drama in the past.                    and	Theory	8
                                               American drama from the 1920s
Prerequisite: Permission of Department         to the present.
Term: Fall and Winter. The production          Cross-listed as ENGL 235
dates are usually two weeks before
the end of term for large productions,
and midway through the term for
smaller shows.
Time: 60 hours and up overall.
Rehearsals usually take place three to
five days a week, including one day on
the weekend.

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Drama	318                                    Drama	319D	
Musical	Theatre	and	Musical	Film             Stephen	Sondheim	in	Performance
The course explores the elements that        This course focuses on a major
are unique to the musical, and the           dramatist. It will consider first of all
translation of this essentially artificial   the times, the life and the work. It will
art form into theatrical and cinematic       then concentrate on productions of
versions. It will examine in particular      plays in various media, and include
the distinctions between musicals            interpretations, design styles, critical
based on stage productions and               reception and related topics.
musicals devised exclusively for film.
Cross-listed as FINE 366                     Drama	319E	
Prerequisite: Level at least 2A.             Beckett	in	Performance
                                             This course focuses on the various
Drama	319A	                                  ways in which the dramatic works of
William	Shakespeare	in	Performance           Samuel Beckett have been rendered
This course focuses on a major               in performance.
dramatist. It will consider first of all     Prerequisite: Level at least 3A Drama
the times, the life and the work. It will    majors only.
then concentrate on productions of
plays in various media, and include          Drama	321
interpretations, design styles, critical     Advanced	Acting	1
reception and related topics.                Advanced work in acting. Course
                                             involves individual and ensemble work
Drama	319B	                                  in selections from specific plays with
Tennessee	Williams	in	Performance            attention given to various periods and
This course focuses on a major drama-        styles in acting.
tist. It will consider first of all the      Prerequisite: Drama 221, 222,
times, the life and the work. It will        Audition, and permission of instructor.
then concentrate on productions of
plays in various media, and include          Drama	322	
interpretations, design styles, critical     Advanced	Acting	2
reception and related topics.                An extension of the studies described
                                             in Drama 321.
Drama	319C	                                  Prerequisite: Drama 321, Audition,
Anton	Chekhov	in	Performance                 and permission of instructor.
This course focuses on a major
dramatist. It will consider first of all     Drama	326
the times, the life and the work. It will    Voice	Technique
then concentrate on productions of           A workshop course in voice for the
plays in various media, and include          speaker, designed to increase vocal
interpretations, design styles, critical     power, range, flexibility and variety in
reception and related topics.                presenting the spoken word. May be
                                             subject to priority enrolment.
                                             Prerequisite: Drama 102 and
                                             permission of instructor.




                                                               S T U D E N T H A N D B O O K _ 21
Drama	331                                   Drama	335
Design	for	the	Theatre	1                    History	of	Costume
An introduction to the problems of          This course surveys the development
designing for the theatre. Work for the     of costume, focusing primarily on
course will include the preparation         fashionable clothing in Western societies
of drawings and models as well as           from the Renaissance to today. It exam-
practical experience in the theatre.        ines the influence of art and design
Prerequisite: Drama 243, 244,               movements, social roles and trends, and
and permission of instructor                manufacturing and marketing methods
                                            on the changing fashionable style
Drama	332                                   image of men and women, and includes
Design	for	the	Theatre	2                    the role of the fashion designer, as well
An extension of the studies described in    as theatrical and film costume design.
DRAMA 331, concentrating on the
practicalities of set design.               Drama	341
Prerequisite: Drama 331                     Lighting	Design	for	the	Theatre
                                            An introduction to the theory and
Drama	333                                   practice of theatre lighting design
Costume	Design                              through studio experience.
This course examines the art form and       Prerequisite: Drama 244, and
practical craft of costume design for the   permission of Department
theatre as it is practiced today. All
aspects of the design and construction      Drama	343
of stage costuming are addressed, with      Theatre	Management	and	Technology	1	
emphasis on text analysis, capturing a      The theory and practice of theatre
period look, fabric choice and methods      technology. Special attention will be
of costume construction, and rendering      given to stage management, production
approaches and techniques.                  management and house management.
Prerequisite: None                          The course is an integral part of the
                                            departmental production season.
Drama	334                                   Prerequisite: Drama 244, and
Scenic	Painting                             permission of instructor
Decorative painting has been part of
worldwide culture since at least the        DRAMA	351		
Paleolithic Age. For the past four hun-     Central	and	East	European	Film
dred years, scenic painting has been        Examination of the development of
central to theatre production. This         the motion picture art in Central and
practical course examines the history,      Eastern Europe after World War II.
techniques and methods of this unique       Selected work of prominent directors of
and ephemeral art, blending practical       the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland,
exercises with research work.               the former USSR, and former Yugoslavia
Prerequisite: None                          will be discussed (Chytilova, Forman,
                                            Jancso, Makavejev, Tarkovsky, Wajda,
                                            and others). Film screenings.
                                            [Note: Film Studies course]
                                            Prerequisite: Level at least 2A


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DRAMA	352		                                  DRAMA	354
The	Cinema	of	Science	Fiction                New	Cinemas	of	East	Asia	(from	1985)
A chronological survey of one of the most    This course examines the role of the
intriguing of film genres. Discussion        post-1985 East-Asian film in the devel-
of its aesthetic, philosophical and cine-    opment of motion picture art and the
matic aspects. Film screenings will          East-West cultural exchange, focusing on
present major international works in         Chinese (Mainland China, Hong Kong,
this genre (Godard, Kubrick, Lang,           Taiwan) and Korean cinemas. It will
Marker, Siegel, Tarkovsky, Truffaut          assist students in interpreting non-West-
and other directors). Film screenings.       ern modes of cinematic expression.
[Note: Film Studies course]                  Screenings and seminar discussions will
Prerequisite: Level at least 2A              include a selection from the fifth and
                                             sixth generations of Chinese filmmakers:
DRAMA	353		                                  Hong Kong’s auteur Wong Kar Wai;
Contemporary	Italian	Film                    Taiwanese directors Hou Hsiao-hsien
A study of major achievements of the         and Tsai Ming-liang; the achievements
Italian cinema in its post- Neo-Realist      of Korea’s master filmmaker Im Kwon-
period. Discussion of the works of major     taek, and the newcomer Kim Ki-duk.
directors since the late 1950s (Antonioni,   [Note: Film Studies course]
Bertolucci, Fellini, Olmi, Taviani, Rosi,    Prerequisite: Level at least 2A
Visconti and others). Film screenings.
[Note: Film Studies course]
Prerequisite: Level at least 2A




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                                                              S T U D E N T H A N D B O O K _ 23
“I’m constantly meeting new
 individuals from all different
 backgrounds. The best part about
 it is that we work together as a
 team, just like in the workforce.”




    24 _ U W D R A M A
DRAMA	355		                                  main creative impulses of the period:
History	of	Animated	Film                     the Academic tradition of the 40s and
This course will examine the historical      50s, and the rebellious nouvelle vague
development of the animated film and         of the 60s. (Bresson, Carne, Ophuls,
the diversity of its stylistic expression.   Renoir, Chabrol, Godard, Malle,
It will focus on some of the most signifi-   Truffaut, Resnais, and others.) Film
cant achievements of the animated form       screenings. [Note: Film Studies course]
in an international context, including:      Prerequisite: Level at least 2A
Early film animation; Disney and
Hollywood cartoon; two and three             DRAMA	359		
dimensional and live action animation        Film	and	Television	1
in Western Europe; Czech animation;          Examination of principles of the audio-
the Zagreb animation school, and the         visual language and the main structural
Russian animation; National Film             elements of the cinematic work.
Board of Canada and the independent          Discussion of the relationship between
US animation; Japanese tradition;            film, television and other arts/media.
recent advances in computer and              Film screenings.
experimental animation.                      [Note: Film Studies course]
[Note: Film Studies course]                  Prerequisite: Level at least 2A
Prerequisite: Level at least 2A
                                             DRAMA	360		
DRAMA	356		                                  Film	and	Television	2
History	of	Film	1	(1895-1940)                Development of critical judgment and
History of world cinema in its silent and    expression in the area of film and
early sound era, covering the work of        television. Investigation of the role of
outstanding directors, national produc-      motion pictures and TV in society.
tions and movements, and their contri-       Review of major theories (Eisenstein,
bution to the film medium’s development      Bazin, Metz, Kracauer, Esslin). Film
into a prominent art form of the 20th        screenings. [Note: Film Studies course]
century. Film screenings.                    Prerequisite: Level at least 2A
[Note: Film Studies course]
Prerequisite: Level at least 2A              Drama	361:	Directing	1
                                             Exploration of the director’s task in
DRAMA	357		                                  its practical, theoretical and historical
History	of	Film	2	(after	1941)               aspects.
A continuation of FINE 250/DRAMA 356.        Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
From the beginnings of the modern
sound cinema (Welles) to the                 Drama	362:	Directing	2
contemporary period. Film screenings.        Students will be expected to form their
[Note: Film Studies course]                  own production company, mount a short
Prerequisite: Level at least 2A              play, and submit a detailed promptbook.
                                             Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
DRAMA	358		
French	Film	After	1945                       Note: Only students with a 75% average
A study of major achievements of the         or higher are advised to take the
French cinema after World War II.            directing course. Students who wish to
Discussion and comparison of the two         do a project involving directing for their

                                                               S T U D E N T H A N D B O O K _ 25
graduating 499 Senior Seminar               Drama	381	
must have taken these courses to be         Russian	Drama	before	1905
considered.                                 A study of the origins and development
                                            of Russian drama up to 1905.
Drama	363:	Stage	Combat                     Reading and critical analysis of major
The basics of physical contact for the      works in various genres with emphasis
stage, with a strong emphasis on safety     on authors of the 19th century.
considerations. Hand-to-hand combat         (Note: Taught in English.)
and work with a variety of weapons          Cross-listed as RUSS 341
including foils are covered. In addition,
aspects of fight choreography are           Drama	382	
explored, as well as falls and pratfalls.   Russian	Drama	after	1905
Prerequisite: Drama 102                     A study of the origins and development
                                            of Russian drama after 1905. Reading
Drama	371	and	372                           and critical analysis of major works in
Theatre	History	1:	Theatre history from     various genres with emphasis on
Classical Greece to the Renaissance.        authors of the 20th century.
Theatre	History	2:	Theatre history from     (Note: Taught in English.)
the Classical French and English Resto-     Cross-listed as RUSS 342
ration periods to the present era.
Requirements: Drama Honours and             Drama	386
Joint Honours students must take both       Shakespeare	1
courses in order to graduate. All other     A study of the plays written before
students must take one. Students in         1599-1600, excluding Julius Caesar.
Co-op should note that these courses        Prerequisite: Level at least 2A
are usually offered in the winter term in   Cross-listed with ENGL 362
alternate years.
Evaluation: A class seminar or              Drama	387
presentation, an essay, quizzes and         Shakespeare	2
a final examination are usual.              A study of the plays written after
Prerequisite: None                          1599-1600, including Julius Caesar.
                                            Prerequisite: Level at least 2A
Drama	380	                                  Cross-listed with ENGL 363
Canadian	Drama
This course explores traditions and         Drama	392
experiments in Canadian drama through       American	Film	
an analysis of Canadian plays, especially   American Film will examine the range
those from 1960 to the present, in their    of films between 1915-2000 with
historical and theatrical contexts.         particular attention to the relationship
Cross-listed as ENGL 316                    between film and the social/political
                                            movements of each period of time. In
                                            this way, the course will address the
                                            medium as both chronicler of history
                                            and agent for change and/or conformity.
                                            At the same time, attention will be
                                            paid to the nature of film, its technical
                                            development and the changing

26 _ U W D R A M A
approaches to acting in American films       was defined and developed. Beyond the
that is a direct result of the development   style and the techniques of this unique
in theatre of a specific and distinctive     world of film, the parallels between
American acting style.                       cinema noir and America’s social and
Prerequisite: Level at least 2A              political pressures will be examined.
                                             The course will include the neo-Noir
Drama	393:	Plays	on	Film	                    school, the filmmakers who ‘borrowed’
The course examines the relationship         from the originators by re-applying the
between stage and film. A number of          basics to the changing times in the
play scripts and their film adaptations      1970’s and beyond.
are examined, concentrating on how a         Prerequisite: Level at least 2A
filmmaker manipulates stage text to
create a film text.                          DRAMA	397:	Women	in	Film
Prerequisite: Level at least 2A              The course examines the portrayal of
                                             women in film since 1929. Among the
Drama	394:	New	Hollywood                     topics to be discussed are how women’s
The course examines the impact of            roles are defined by an essentially
European New Wave films of the late          male-dominated industry, how women
1950s and early 1960s on American            conform to, or rebel against, the expec-
filmmaking, focusing on the revolutionary    tations imposed upon them by others,
changes evident during the later 1960s       how women view themselves and one
and the 1970s. The course considers          another and how attitudes toward the
the work of filmmakers such as Bogda-        portrayal of women changed from the
novich, Cimino, Coppola, Peckinpah,          pre-Code era (1929-34) to the dissolu-
Penn, Scorsese and others.                   tion of the Hollywood studio system in
Prerequisite: Level at least 2A              the mid-1960’s.
                                             Prerequisite: Level at least 2A
Drama	395:	Modern	British	Film
The course examines British 20th             Drama	401
century film as a political expression       Acting	Styles
of the changing British class system,        Examines American and British acting
from pre-war and interwar expressions        styles from 1945-1965 through a study
of the social classes in films such as       of representative films. The evolution
Cavalcade and Brief Encounter, through       of contemporary techniques and styles
the swift changes of the 1950s and           is considered, first by exploring the
early 1960s in films by Reisz, Richard-      dominant methods in each country from
son and Anderson, and the swinging           the mid-century, and then by observing
London of the mid-to-late 1960s, up to       an increasing similarity between the two.
the present day. The course focuses on       Prerequisite: Level at least
the way the films parallel British social    4A Honours Drama
and political change.
Prerequisite: Level at least 2A              Drama	402
                                             Political	Theatre
Drama	396:	Film	Noir                         Considers the politics of governing,
The principal focus will be on the Amer-     religion, family, marriage, work, race,
ican “noir” films between 1940-55, the       gender and sexual orientation as they
period during which the genre itself         are expressed and commented on in a

                                                              S T U D E N T H A N D B O O K _ 27
variety of contemporary, international      to cover part of the cost of travel and
play texts. Class discussion focuses on     theatre tickets. The Department subsi-
both the texts and the society that gave    dizes part of the cost. Students will
rise to each playwright’s passions.         not normally take this course until
Prerequisite: Level at least                their final year, with the exception of
4A Honours Drama                            Co-op students.
                                            Evaluation: 5 written reviews
Drama	403                                   Prerequisite: Level at least 4A
Theories	of	the	Modern	Theatre              Drama major.
An examination of the writings of select-
ed theorists and practitioners of the       Drama	421
modern theatre in terms of their con-       Advanced	Acting	Workshop	1
trasting ideas on the kind of expression    An intensive workshop designed to
and communication possible through          develop performance skills. Special
the medium of theatre. Their works will     attention given to individual acting
be studied in relation to each other        problems.
and to concurrent social, political, and    Prerequisite: Drama 321, 322,
aesthetic developments.                     Audition, and permission of instructor.
Prerequisite: Level at least
4A Honours Drama                            Drama	422
                                            Advanced	Acting	Workshop	2
Drama	405                                   An extension of DRAMA 421.
Theatre	and	the	New	Media                   Prerequisite: Drama 421, Audition,
The primary objective of this course is     and permission of instructor.
to investigate ways in which new media
technologies have been, and can be,         Drama	425
applied in theatrical practice. It exam-    Audition	Technique
ines the range of opportunities and         An intensive approach to monologue
challenges this synthesis poses and         work, this course will prepare students
provides students with some of the          for the audition process. Time will
insights and skills required to apply       also be devoted to learning about the
new media technologies in a theatrical      demands of the theatre profession,
context. On the basis of such practical     and the problems faced by the self-
and theoretical study, students will        employed artist.
also engage in projects which explore       Prerequisite: Drama 321/322 or
creatively the coalition between theatre    equivalent, Audition, and permission
and the new media.                          of instructor.

Drama	406,	407                              DRAMA	426		          	
See Drama 306, 307                          Advanced	Voice	Technique
                                            An advanced workshop course in voice
Drama	409                                   for the actor and speaker designed to
Theatre	Criticism                           continue the exploration of voice tech-
(Required for all Drama Majors)             nique in DRAMA 326.
Study and practice of the criticism of      Prerequisite: DRAMA/SPCOM 326
theatre production and performance.
Note: There is a lab fee for this course

28 _ U W D R A M A
Drama	440                                   faculty) must be found who will act as
Performative	Inquiry	and	Practice           supervisor, and the whole project must
This course explores how to create,         be agreed to by the Department before
perform and analyze performance texts,      the student’s final year. There will usu-
here defined as including drama/theatre     ally be a written research component
texts, poetry, narratives, and the texts    to the 499 project.
of everyday life. Through readings and      A grade for 499A will be submitted
creative investigation, students will       only after the completion of 499B.
explore the links between the partici-
pant, the researcher, the site and the      Literature	Requirements
impulse of inquiry.                         Drama Minors must take two,
Prerequisite: Level at least level 3A       Three-Year and Four-Year General
Cross-listed as SpCom 440                   students and Joint Honours students
                                            must take three dramatic literature
Drama	443                                   courses. Honours Drama students must
Theatre	Technology	and		                    take four. Honours Drama Arts and
Management	Apprenticeship1                  Business Co-op, or Arts and Business
An advanced course. Selected students       Regular students must take three
are apprenticed in theatre technology or    dramatic literature courses and the two
management functions in productions         theatre history courses, or four dramatic
both on and off campus.                     literatures, and one theatre history
Prerequisite: Permission of Department      course.

Drama	490,	491                              Note	on	Availability	of	Literature	
Selected seminars in Drama and              Courses
Theatre Arts seminars in special areas      The Drama Program attempts to offer
of Drama and Theatre                        at least one literature course per term,
Prerequisite: Department consent            on a rotational basis; however, the wide
Also see Drama 306, 307                     range of offerings from the cross-listed
                                            courses should ensure that students
Drama	499A/B                                have a satisfactory choice of literature
Senior	Seminar	                             courses. Note, however, that not each
This optional course is open only to        course is taught every term.
Drama honours students in their fourth      Evaluation: A combination of discussion,
year. It is designed to give students an    quizzes, essays, and final exam is usual.
opportunity to complete a comprehen-        Prerequisite: Play scripts and critical
sive presentation in their major area of    texts
concentration.
         Students who wish to take this     The Shakespeare courses offered by the
two-semester course should present a        English Department – ENGL 362/ DR
proposal to Drama faculty before the        386, ENGL 363/DR 387, and ENGL
summer recess of their third year,          190 – can be counted towards the
stating clearly what their project will     drama literature requirements.
accomplish, how it will be documented,              However, it is important to note
what it will cost, and what departmen-      that taking ENGL 362 and ENGL 363
tal resources will be required. A mem-      precludes getting credit for ENGL 190.
ber of the faculty (not necessarily Drama

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             FAQs
How	are	performance	courses	evaluated?
Students frequently ask how practical acting classes are evaluated. There are
no strict rules, but below is a set of guidelines that have been used frequently
in the past.

What	are	the	goals	to	aim	for	in	each	class?
• Punctuality and preparedness. If you are not there, others cannot work.
• Arriving with energy and a desire to work. Your positive attitude counts.
  If anything bothers you about the way you are being treated, don’t ruin the class
  atmosphere by being hostile or defensive. Discuss your problems
  with the instructor.
• Doing exercises set for you outside of class time if you wish to make real
  progress, especially in vocal work.
• Allowing yourself to take RISKS – don’t be afraid of making a fool of yourself.
• Team work – helping each other.
• Honesty – a good attitude.
• Being imaginative.
• Getting rid of inhibitions and resistances.
• Understanding and analyzing texts as performance scores.
• Concentration.
• Control – vocal, physical.
• Having NERVE to take each exercise and character as far as you can.
• Generosity – especially in improvisations. No “blocking.”
• Trust.
• Respect for learning processes of others.
• No unrealistic expectations. Acting is a subtle and complex craft and everyone
  progresses at a different rate.

What	do	grades	mean?
The Arts Faculty at Waterloo requires a 75% average for an honours major
subject. Anything under a 70% in an acting class probably means that you should
think carefully about continuing in this area of study. 70% is usually the minimum
grade students can expect if they have fulfilled all the above guidelines.




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How	do	I	declare	my	major?
Towards the end of your first year, you should declare your major. You will need
to submit a Plan Modification form which is available from Robin in ML 119A or
online at www.registrar.uwaterloo.ca under Forms. After filling it out, take it to
Andy Houston, the Drama Undergrad Advisor for his signature.

How	do	I	register	for	audition	courses?
(221, 222, 306, 307, 321, 322, 406, 421, 422):
Auditions take place during the first few days of the term. Audition requirements
are posted on the Call Board outside ML 135 and on our website www.drama.
uwaterloo.ca a few weeks before the term. You will need to sign up for an audition
time on the Call Board as well. The instructor will let you know by the end of
the first week of classes if you have been accepted into the course. If you are
successful, you will then need to register for the course. This can be done with
an override form (available in ML 119A or online at www.registrar.uwaterloo.ca
under Forms) which your instructor will sign or with a permission number
provided by your instructor.

How	do	I	get	permission	for	a	course?
During registration, if there is a course you wish to take that requires permission,
email Robin at ratchiso@uwaterloo.ca with your name, student number and the
course number. If you have the requisites and there is enough room, you will
either be given a permission number or Robin will ask the Registrar’s Office to
add the course for you. If the course is full, see “wait lists” below.

What	are	wait	lists	and	how	do	I	get	on?
If a course fills up during registration before you register for it, email Robin at
ratchiso@uwaterloo.ca and ask to be added to the wait list. If space becomes
available, you will be notified and added to the course before the term begins.
If you don’t hear from Robin, you should attend the first class anyway in case
spots open up at the last minute.




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                                                                      QIN	=	Quest	Index	Number

D R A M A C O U R S E I N V E N T O R Y – S T U D E N T P L A N NER
You can use this planner in conjunction with course selection materials

	                          Term	          QIN           	                       Term	        QIN

Required	Courses	for	ALL	plans                          Three-Year General Drama
Drama	101A																																              Drama 243
Drama	101B																																				          Drama 244
Drama	102                                               Drama 371/372
                                                        Drama 409
Honours Drama                                           Dramatic Lit
Drama 243                                               Dramatic Lit
Drama 244                                               Dramatic Lit
Drama 301                                               Drama
Drama 371                                               Drama
Drama 372
Drama 409                                               Joint Honours Drama
Dramatic Lit                                            Student must also fulfill requirements of
Dramatic Lit                                            other discipline as determined by that
Dramatic Lit                                            department
Dramatic Lit
Drama                                                   Drama 243
Drama                                                   Drama 244
Drama                                                   Drama 301
Drama                                                   Drama 371
Drama                                                   Drama 372
Drama                                                   Drama 409
Drama                                                   Dramatic Lit
                                                        Dramatic Lit
Four-Year General Drama                                 Dramatic Lit
Drama 243                                               Drama
Drama 244                                               Drama
Drama 371                                               Drama
Drama 372
Drama 409
Dramatic Lit
Dramatic Lit
Dramatic Lit
Drama
Drama
Drama
Drama




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                                                                QIN	=	Quest	Index	Number




	                          Term	          QIN          	                     Term	             QIN

Honours Drama (Arts and Business Co-op)                Minor in Drama
Students must fulfill Arts and Business Co-op          Dramatic Lit
requirements                                           Dramatic Lit
Drama 243                                              Drama
Drama 244                                              Drama
Drama 301                                              Drama
*Drama 371                                             Drama
*Drama 372                                             Drama
Drama 409
Dramatic Lit
Dramatic Lit
*Dramatic Lit
Drama
Drama
Drama
Drama

*Note: student may opt to do 4 dramatic lit. courses
and only one of Drama 371/372


Honours Drama (Arts and Business
Regular) – Student must fulfill Arts and
Business requirements


Drama 243                                                                      Reminder:
Drama 244                                                                   Drama 101A,
Drama 301                                                               Drama 101B, and
*Drama 371                                                                Drama 102 are
*Drama 372                                                               required courses
Drama 409                                                                   for ALL plans
Dramatic Lit
Dramatic Lit
*Dramatic Lit
Drama
Drama
Drama
Drama

*Note: student may opt to do 4 dramatic lit. courses
and only one of Drama 371/372




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             Student Services
             on Campus
• Department of Athletics & Recreational Services, Physical Activities Complex
  (PAC); Reception Desk, x33302, varsity athletics, campus recreation

• Office of the Ombudsperson, Student Life Centre, Room 150C, x36644;
  conflict resolution, mediation

• Career Services, Needles Hall, Room 1001, 888-4026; workshops for job
  search tools and techniques, student career advisors

• Career Resource Centre (CRC), Needles Hall, Room 1115, x33001; employer
  resources, information on other academic institutions, daily newspapers

• Computing Services, The Arts Computing Office (ACO) provides computing
  accounts, facilities and support to faculty, students and staff in the Faculty
  of Arts. Visit their web site at www.arts.uwaterloo.ca/ACO/ to view the full
  range of services offered by the ACO, or speak to one of their experts at the
  ACO Polaris lab and help desk in Hagey Hall, Room 236.

• Counselling Services, Needles Hall, Room 2080, x32655; individual counseling,
  career counseling, study skills workshops, international student office

• Health Services, Health and Safety Building, 888-4096; comprehensive
  medical services by appointment, emergency medical services 24 hours per day

• Optometry Clinic, Optometry Building, 888-4062 (for appointments);
  complete vision care services

• Mature Student Services, PAS 2439

• Office for Persons with Disabilities, Needles Hall, Room 2051, ext. 34635;
  information and assistance for students with disabilities

• English Writing Clinic, PAS, Room 2081, ext. 32329;
  English tutors provided through faculty referral




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                     UW Drama
                     Past Productions
2009-2010                           2000-2001	
The Government Inspector            Grimm Tales
Masks on Meds                       The Merchant of Venice
Arcadia                             Totally Durang-ed
                                    The Club
2008-2009
Julius Caesar                       1999-2000	
UpStart Women 09                    Sex Lies and Other Stuff
Mad Forest                          You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown
                                    Suburban Motel / Problem Child
2007-2008                           Spring Awakening
The Rocky Horror Show
Alice (Experiments) in Wonderland   1998-1999	
Differ/End: The Caledonia Project   A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Tartuffe                            Fool for Love
                                    Goodnight Desdemona,
2006-2007                           (Good Morning Juliet)
The Importance of Being Earnest     Godspell
UpStart 07
The Caucasian Chalk Circle          1997-1998	
                                    Female Parts
2005-2006                           Oh, What A Lovely War!
Our Town                            Happy Days
New Directions                      Taming of the Shrew
Our Country’s Good
                                    1996-1997
2004-2005                           Salt Water Moon
The Tempest                         Romeo and Juliet
UpStart 05                          The Children’s Hour
Marat/Sade                          Cloud 9

2003-2004	                          1995-1996	
As You Like It                      A Doll’s House
Upstart 2004                        Chicago
Mimetic Flesh                       A Berlin Cabaret
Tuesdays and Sundays                The Crucible

2002-2003	                          1994-1995	
Gross Indecency: The Three Trials   Tough!
  of Oscar Wilde                    Macbeth
MacIvor2                            Oleanna
A Midsummer Night’s Dream           Les Belles Soeurs
                                    The Dining Room
2001-2002	
Twelfth Night
Absurd Person Plural
The Crucible Project
                                                       S T U D E N T H A N D B O O K _ 35
Tartuffe, 2008




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