Calendar

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Project 1
1 Introduction

Information

Origins of Theater Space and Design
Design assignment #1 given
2 Discussion on the Analysis of Play Scripts

Elements of Design: The Designer's "Tools of the Trade"
Paper #1 and rough sketches assigned
3 Presentation of Papers and Discussion of the Sketches Preliminary sketches assigned
4 Preliminary Sketches Critiqued

The Wider Context: Scripts in the Time and Place of Their Creation
Final sketches assigned
5 Revised Final Sketches Critiqued Finished rendering assigned
6 Presentation of Design #1 Design assignment #2 given
Project 2
7 Discussion on the Analysis of Play Scripts

The Medieval and Elizabethan Stage
Paper #2 and rough sketches assigned
8 Papers and Rough Sketches Presented and Discussed Preliminary sketches assigned
9 Preliminary Sketches Critiqued

Indoor Theater and Renaissance Design
Final sketches assigned
10 Revised Final Sketches Critiqued Finished rendering assigned
11 Presentation of Design #2 Design assignment #3 given
Project 3
12 Discussion on the Analysis of Play Scripts

The Baroque and Revolutionary/Romantic Stage
Paper #3 and rough sketches assigned
13 Papers and Rough Sketches Presented and Discussed Preliminary sketches assigned
14 Preliminary Sketches Critiqued

Mid-Term: Discussion of Play Choices for the Final Project
Final sketches assigned
15 Revised Final Sketches Critiqued Finished rendering assigned
16 Presentation of Design #3 Design assignment #4 given
Project 4
17 Discussion on the Analysis of Play Scripts

From Grand Spectacle to Realism
Paper #4 and rough sketches assigned
18 Work on Final Project
19 Work on Final Project (cont.)
20 Papers and Rough Sketches Presented and Discussed Preliminary sketches assigned
21 Preliminary Sketches Critiqued

Reactions Against Realism
Final sketches assigned
22 Revised Final Sketches Critiqued Finished rendering assigned
23 Presentation of Design #4

Review of Final Project Issues
24 First Viewing of Final Projects and Discussion
25 Modern and Post-modern Productions
26 Presentation of Final Projects