U-M RC Deutsches Theater
Play Production Seminar
W 2003 Residential College German Readings:
RC Core 321, Sec. 2

May be repeated for credit.

Course Instructor: Janet Hegman Shier (RC German Program)
112 Greene, E. Quad 647-4378 email:

Course meets: M 8-10Pm RC AUD & W 7-10PM RC AUD

Course Description

In this course, students will read several modern German plays and will

become familiar with the 20th century German theater that grew out of the

Cabaret tradition.In addition to reading 6-7 plays, students will read several

of Brecht's writing about epic theater, do scene work using Brecht's

"Lehrstueck" model, and will ultimately participate as technical crew and

actors in a multi-media play production of RC Deutsches Theater" April 2-4,


In addition to participating in all rehearsals and final performances, students

will be required to give one oral "Referat" on a topic relevant to course

readings and to keep a course portfolio containing reflections on readings

and scene work, original sketches, and materials collected for possible

inclusion in the production. Students may have an option to travel at their

own expense with the course instructor to Munich over Spring Break to see

theater and to visit art museums. (See RC Newsletter article from W 2002

Deutsches Theater trip to Munich.)

RC German readings is a prerequisite for this course. In some cases,

sophomores who have not had German Readings may be eligible to

participate with permission of the instructor. Students who have participated

in RC "Deutsches Theater" in the past are welcome to enroll in the course


There will be a lab fee for this course to help cover production costs.

Students who are not enrolled officially in RC German Readings, Sec. 002 should speak with the instructor to find out how they can participate in RC Deutsches Theater.

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Past Productions

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