OSHR 1472 - Theatrical Scenery: What Is It and How Does It Work?

  • Noncredit
  • Off-Campus

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.

Having had a wonderful evening at the theatre, you and your friends sit down to discuss the play you’ve just seen. The acting was thus and so, the play such and such, and the costumes were lovely. Maybe you will talk about the lighting, if it did enough tricks. But there is a major component missing from the conversation.What about the scenery? What did it contribute to the theatrical experience? How did it accomplish this task?

This course will put the scenic elements of a theatrical event into focus using numerous illustrations and discussion.

Readings: Jones, Robert Edmund, 1941. The Dramatic Imagination. New York: Theatre Arts Books. ISBN 2-8783035 X. Ebrahimian, Babak, 2006. Sculpting Space in the Theatre. Oxford: The Focal Press. ISBN 13: 978-0-240-80866-6. Suggested readings as appropriate from Adolphe Appia, E. Gordon Craig, Jo Mielziner and others.

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