Theatre Goals and Instructional Objectives
- Creating an awareness of how theatre uniquely explores and processes the human experience by shaping ideas and perceptions about our lives into an active experience that can stimulate critical thought, discussion, and our imaginations.
- Developing the critical acumen to evaluate the effectiveness of theatre practitioners’ work, as well as their collaborative interaction in theatrical productions.
- Recognizing theatre’s diversity by understanding the relationship between dramatic literature (of different periods and styles) and the performance conditions, practices, and conventions for which it was written.
- Understanding of the function, process, and methods linked to the art form’s various practitioners, playwrights, directors, designers, actors, and so on.
The websites dedicated to theatre related topics are too numerous to list here. Provided for your convenience is a listing of some of the theatre related research databases, which provide searchable and categorized links to websites around the world. No site is recommended over any other, and some may contain the same links as others.
American Theatre Resources
Costumer’s Manifesto (includes links for many research areas, not just costume)
Index of Theatre Links
Playbill’s Theatre Central
Rhodes University Theatre Network Resources
Tech Theatre Links
Theatre Communications Group
Theatre and Drama Virtual Library
Theatre History Sites on the WWW
Theatre USA Database
World Wide Arts Resources
Yahoo Theatre Index
Yale Theatre Studies Research Guide