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TAPS 210V: Vocal Production and Audition (TAPS 120V)

An introductory study of the vocal mechanism and the development of voice and articulation for the stage. Students will be introduced to the actor's tools of phonetics, verbal action and text analysis. Vocal technique will then be applied to the actor's process in preparation for audition. Actors will fully participate in the audition process, from beginning to end. Emphasis will be on relaxation, selection of appropriate material, and versatility to show contrast and range.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 1-3 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

TAPS 212: The Book of Musicals: Contemporary Musical Theater in America

In this course we will examine Contemporary American Musical Theater, ranging from such musicals as Hair up to Rent and on to The Book of Mormon. We will explore the theatrical innovations in these works as well as how these plays operated within their social and historical contexts. We will assess how these works were impacted by and in turn impacted American society around them. This course will also ask students to analyze the music and other aspects of production, staging and performance. In addition, students will engage in practical work and hand on projects as well as critical analysis through writing.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

TAPS 213: Stanford Improv Ensemble

By audition only, for members of the improvisation troupe. Special project work. Prerequisite: 103.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 1-2 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

TAPS 215: Ibsen and Strindberg

Close reading of about 18 plays (total) by Ibsen and Strindberg, together with videos of productions and (if possible) attendance at live shows. Emphasis on primary documents, but with some secondary literature included.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

TAPS 223: Game Design: Making Play (TAPS 23)

Do you want to make games? This is a project-oriented workshop course that will teach you how to apply design thinking to create new kinds of play. We'll teach you about mechanics, playtesting, drama, narrative, and more. You'll work in teams to produce a new play form in whatever medium and style you like. We want zippy mobile games. We want intensely serious board games. We want socially conscious interactive theater games. We want kinds of fun we've never even imagined.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

TAPS 231: Advanced Stage Lighting Design

Individually structured class in lighting mechanics and design through experimentation, discussions, and written reports. Prerequisite: 131 or consent of instructor.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1-5 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

TAPS 232: Advanced Costume Design

Individually structured tutorial for costume designers. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: 132 or consent of instructor.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1-5 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Strayer, C. (PI)

TAPS 233: Advanced Scene Design

Individually structured workshop. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: 133 or consent of instructor.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1-5 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Flatmo, E. (PI)

TAPS 234: Advanced Stage Management Project

For students stage managing a Department of Drama production. Prerequisite: 134.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 2-9 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

TAPS 236: Directing Scenes: The Director's Toolkit

This first half of this course, a practicum, introduces you to basic concepts in directing live theatre, such as creating strong spatial relationships on stage or in a performance space, interpreting and building a concept for a scene, and beginning to work with actors. You will then spend the second half of the course directing 2-3 modern and contemporary scenes, with actors.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
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