OSHR 1409 - The Development of the Modern Theatre Building as a Tool of the Theatre Artist

  • Noncredit

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

This course will trace the evolution of the Western theatre building from its beginnings in the 6th century BCE to contemporary times. Course material will focus on the architectural and practical development of performance spaces, as well as the rationale for their development.

The contention of this course is that the place of the theatrical performance is an outgrowth of the artistic requirements of the piece to be performed and therefore should be seen as a tool to facilitate the work of the performers.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.


Robert Braddy

Robert Braddy retired from CSU’s Theatre Program after 31 years, where he was an associate professor and scenic designer in residence. He also taught theatre history and the theatre crafts. Robert’s training in theatre began in high school, continued through Willamette University, the University of Washington, and the University of Iowa.