Course Schedule - Spring Semester 2022

     

COLL 103 001 (CRN: 25693)

FROM STAGE TO SCREEN

Long Title: FROM STAGE TO SCREEN: THE GOOD AND THE BAD OF MOVIE MUSICALS (BROWN)
Department: College Courses
Instructor: Weisz, Bria T.
Meeting: 6:00PM - 6:59PM T HUM 118 (10-JAN-2022 - 22-APR-2022) 
Session: Full Term - No WL Purge
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Course Type: Seminar
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 1
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
 
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Section Max Enrollment: 19
Section Enrolled: 9
Waitlisted: 0 (Max 99) 
Current members of the waitlist have priority for available seats.
Enrollment data as of: 29-JAN-2023 4:14AM
 
Additional Fees: None
 
Final Exam: No Final Exam
Final Exam Time:
27-APR-2022  
7:00PM - 10:00PM W TBA TBA
 
Description: Even before the dawn of the COVID-19 pandemic and the complete shut-down of Broadway, live, quality theatre was rarely accessible, especially at an affordable price. Film adaptations of musicals, however, allow people to witness that theatre for a fraction of a Broadway ticket price, with one essential trade-off: the shift in storytelling medium requires changes to the source material that can lessen its quality dramatically. While some film adaptations are able to preserve, even enhance, the artistry of the original production, others handle the challenge much less gracefully. In “From Stage to Screen,” students will watch and discuss an assortment of film adaptations of musicals, ranging in critical acclaim and film style, in order to answer the question: considering the many definitions of success, what factors influence the artistic success of a film adaptation of a musical? While there are no exams in the course, students demonstrate comprehension of course themes through periodic papers reacting to the films and a final synthetical presentation.