Melanie Blood

Professor of

Theatre

Brodie 121
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454
585-245-5840
blood@geneseo.edu

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Faculty Information

Education

  • Ph.D., Northwestern University
  • M.A., Northwestern University
  • B.A., Dartmouth College

Employment

  • University of Georgia, Athens: Taught in M.F.A. and Ph.D. program

Affiliations

  • Alpha Psi Omega
  • Cothurnus
  • MTC
My Classes

THEA 140:
F/Play Analysis for Theatre

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    From pages to possible stages: an analysis of the play to discover production and performance options inherent in the script. The play script will be looked at from the points of view of the various production collaborators: performers, designers, and audience. Attendance at on-campus theatrical performances will be required.

THEA 203:
F/His of Theatre Since 17th C

    A study of the development of theatre from the 17th century to the contemporaryperiod. Attention is given primarily to the playhouse, the playwrights, the actors, the audience, and the critics, with the aim of providing perspective for the student's own theatrical experience. Attendance at on-campus theatrical performances will be required. Offered every spring

THEA 221:
Acting I

    Techniques designed to free the actor, to promote active acting, and to introduce approaches to building characterizations. Workshop performance required. Attendance at on-campus theatrical performances will be required. Prerequisites: THEA 100 or THEA 140 or permission of the instructor.

THEA 305:
Topics in Theatre History:

    An in-depth study of a variety of specific topics in theatre history. Topics to be offered on a rotating basis include Greek Tragedy; Contemporary European Theatre, Feminist Theory and Theatre, Dance and Film; Beckett, Pinter, and Mamet; Political Theatre from Brecht to the Present; Holocaust Drama; Asian Puppetry. Attendance at on-campus theatrical performances will be required. Prerequisites: THEA 202 and THEA 203 or permission of instructor. Offered every spring

THEA 311:
Directing I

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    A study of basic elements of directing a play with practical experience in the direction of scenes and one-act plays in class and studio workshops. Attendance at on-campus theatrical performances will be required. Prerequisites: 18 hours of theatre, including THEA 130, THEA 140 and THEA 221, or permission of the instructor. Offered every fall