2017 RUSSIAN THROUGH THEATER (RUSS 309)

FUN WAY TO LEARN RUSSIAN:

TAKE PART IN A LIVE SHOW AT A REAL THEATER!

                                    1-4 credits; Global Scholars Hall; ТH 4-5:30 p.m.                                                                                  Julia Nemirovskaya nemro@uoregon.edu                                                  PLC 271; (541) 346-4001; office hours by appointment

This course is open to all students interested in Russia, its language, culture and theater. It is cross-listed with Theater Arts. Any prior experience in Russian is appreciated but not required.

Russian Through Theater is a unique course which combines elements of Russian language, literature and culture and allows students to participate (in many capacities, from costume design to PR to directing) in a real show. Russian community members and GTFs join students in the play. During the warm-up games and rehearsals, students play different characters, use puppets, exercise and dance. Class setting creates an informal and warm atmosphere which unleashes freedom of expression and creativity. The play is bilingual. When students act in Russian, translation or summary (“live synopsis”) is provided on stage. The play is designed to provide cultural literacy and therefore is related to a certain period of Russian culture. Professor lectures on period literature, culture, history and theater. Introductory lectures familiarize students with theater basics and the work of K.S.Stanislavsky and V.E.Meyerhold, two Russian directors who created contemporary theater techniques.

This year’s play is A COMEDY!!! The title will be announced on the first day of class.

Grades are based on attendance and effort. The play is counted as final exam.

AUDITIONS FOR SPECIFIC PARTS TAKE PLACE DURING THE FIRST CLASS

This course is open to all students interested in Russia, its language, culture and theater.
Any prior experience in Russian is appreciated but not required.