Courses

The courses listed below are provided by Student Information Services (SIS). This listing provides a snapshot of immediately available courses within this department and may not be complete. Course registration information can be found at https://sis.jhu.edu/classes.

Please consult the online course catalog for cross-listed courses and full course information.

Column one has the course number and section. Other columns show the course title, days offered, instructor's name, room number, if the course is cross-referenced with another program, and a option to view additional course information in a pop-up window.

Introduction to Theatre
AS.225.100 (01)

An introduction to the drama: how and why the theatre came into being; its role in human history; and how changing social structures in different regions and epochs have shaped different kinds of theatre, plays and performance. Also: how theatre “works” for us and on us, and the major plays of world drama.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 3:00PM - 5:30PM
  • Instructor: Martin, Joseph H (Joe)
  • Room: Merrick 105  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/13
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Acting I
AS.225.101 (02)

An introduction to the fundamentals of acting through exercises, improvisation, and work on scenes from established plays and Shakespearean sonnets, based on the teachings of Stanislavsky, Greet, Boleslavsky, Michael Chekhov, Clurman, and Meisner. This course also includes a brief survey of major playwrights. Plays will be read, analyzed, and employed in scene work.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Astin, John (John), Taylor, Gerrad Alex
  • Room: Krieger Laverty  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/18
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Voice and Speech for the Actor
AS.225.212 (01)

It has been said that 90% of what an actor does onstage is dependent on being effortlessly heard and understood by their audiences. This course is designed to establish the tools for the actor to begin to create this foundation. Using a combination of both the benchmark texts by Edith Skinner and Kristin Linklater, along with in-class exercises and monologues, we will begin the process of exploring both vocal power through breathing and breath control, and the fundamental tools of clarity in the speaking of a dramatic text onstage.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 6:00PM - 8:30PM
  • Instructor: Glossman, James
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Playwriting Strategies
AS.225.330 (01)

A seminar and workshop in playwriting with Dr. Joe Martin, playwright and dramaturge. Student writers, developing their plays, will learn how to open up to the creative process, “brainstorm,” refine their work, and shape it toward an act of artistic communication. Writer’s techniques, such as attending to plot or “story,” delineation of character, creating effective “dialog,” even overcoming “writer’s block,” will be addressed. This course is designed to be complementary to – not a replacement for – playwriting classes in the Writing Seminars.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 3:00PM - 5:30PM
  • Instructor: Martin, Joseph H (Joe)
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/8
  • PosTag(s): n/a

History of Modern Theatre & Drama
AS.225.345 (01)

Designed to impart a deepened appreciation and understanding of today's theatre by surveying the major playwrights, historical movements, and theatre practices of the 20th century. The course also seeks to help students understand theatre's relationship to the societal and political power structure of each era and to introduce students to great dynamic literature in its intended form, which is performance.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 3:00PM - 5:30PM
  • Instructor: Denithorne, Margaret (Margaret)
  • Room: Merrick 200  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.225.100 (01)Introduction to TheatreW 3:00PM - 5:30PMMartin, Joseph H (Joe)Merrick 105
 
AS.225.101 (02)Acting ITTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMAstin, John (John), Taylor, Gerrad AlexKrieger Laverty
 
AS.225.212 (01)Voice and Speech for the ActorM 6:00PM - 8:30PMGlossman, James 
 
AS.225.330 (01)Playwriting StrategiesM 3:00PM - 5:30PMMartin, Joseph H (Joe) 
 
AS.225.345 (01)History of Modern Theatre & DramaT 3:00PM - 5:30PMDenithorne, Margaret (Margaret)Merrick 200