Review Comment

[THTR V3151] Western Theatre Traditions: Modern

March 10, 2014

Mustamaki, Piia
[THTR V3151] Western Theatre Traditions: Modern

Please keep in mind that this review is more than 5 years old.

It's odd to read these reviews. Dr. Mustamaki is very nice, but most lectures aren't lectures at all, but discussions led by the group presenters assigned for that class date. We've had no guest lecturers and in fact Dr. Mustamaki herself usually sits and merely guides the discussion while fellow student's present most of the contextual information and critical questions about the authors or plays.

The play selection is good and wide reaching across European and American Modernism, with a quick lecture about the beginning of the industrialist period.

-Textbook note:REQUIRED TEXTBOOK HEAVILY USED, YOU WILL ACTUALLY NEED TO BUY IT
-Play note: Tickets for Machinal were arranged through ArtsLink at a deep discount, not covered by the professor/class. play attendance was not required.
-Attendance: taken every class, incorporated into grading (see below)

Final Grade: For students whose attendance/participation is acceptable, final grade in the course will be no lower than the figure determined by this formula: Papers 50% (1-15%; 2-35%), Final Exam 35%,
Presentation and Discussion Board Entries: 15%.

Workload:

-Readings: Plays and other assigned materials must be read in their entirety prior to discussion in class. (1-2 plays per week + introduction to the play and playwright in the Anthology.)

-Writing: Two papers (1. 4-6 pages and 2. 6-8 pages.) due in class on the day assigned, typed. I will deduct half a letter grade a day for papers handed in late. Appropriate research, and/or secondary reading required for your paper should be discussed with the instructor; all reading that bears on the submitted paper must be acknowledged.

-Exams: There will be a final examination given during the examination period. The examination will be a mixture of identifications drawn from the readings and an essay.

-One presentation with a group.

Directory Data

Dept/Subj Directory Course Professor Year Semester Time Section
THEB / THTR THEB THTR V3151: Theatre History II Hana Worthen 2012 Spring TR / 10:35-11:50 AM 1
THEB / THTR THEB THTR V3151: Theatre History II Shayoni Mitra 2011 Spring TR / 11:00-12:15 PM 1
THEB / THTR THEB THTR V3151: Theatre History II Piia Mustamaki 2010 Spring MW / 10:35-11:50 AM 1
THEB / THTR THEB THTR V3151: Theatre History II Shawn-Marie Garrett 2009 Spring MW / 1:10- 2:25 PM 1