THEA 520 A & B Period Styles for Theater            Tuesday-Thursday        11:00-12:15    

 

Dr. Ronald Naversen                Comm 2030                 453-3076                     rnav@siu.edu

Kathryn Wagner                       Comm 2238                 453-7584                     kwagner@siu.edu

 

Description and Objectives:

This 2 semester course is a survey and exploration of the architecture, furniture, decoration and costume of the Mesopotamian period to the 20th Century. We will explore the economic, religious, social, and political forces that affect costume, furniture, decoration, & architectural development providing a basic appreciation and foundation for the design of modern drama. We actively encourage research of primary sources including museums, libraries, costume archives, etc.

 

Required Reading:

Survey of Historic Costume by Tortora and Eubanks

Art History by Marilyn Stokstad

Study Sheets (distributed in class)

 

Suggested Reading:

History of Costume by Blanche Payne

The Styles of Ornament by Alexander Speltz

The Handbook of Ornament by Franz Mayer

Period Style for the Theatre by Douglas Russell

 

Period Topics:

First Semester

            Mesopotamian             

            Egyptian                                  

            Aegean                        

            Greek                                      

            Etruscan & Roman                  

            Early Christian & Byzantine      

            Islamic                                     

            Romanesque & Middle Ages   

            Gothic (French, English, Italian)

            Early Renaissance

Second Semester

            Late Renaissance (Italian, French, English)

            Baroque (Italian, French, English)

Neoclassical (French, English, Italian)

Rococo (French, English)

American (Colonial & Federal)

Romantic

Victorian (Early & Late)

Modernism (20th century)

                       

Evaluation:

20% Resource book/style journal         

30% 6 Quizzes

20% Research Poster Session  

30% Final Exam

 

Individuals who have any disability, either permanent or temporary, which might affect their ability to perform the assignments required for this class are encouraged to inform the instructors at the beginning of the semester.  The instructors will adapt the class for these individuals as necessary.  The instructors reserve the right to alter the course content to benefit the class.