Chinese 203/303 Staff: Chinese Theater Performance
Students read, rehearse, and perform a work from the modern Chinese dramatic repertoire
as a means of furthering developing skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
Each student will perform a role or combination of roles in the final production;
written and oral assignments during the rehearsal process and after the final performance
will foster learning of both language skills and performance skills. Students at the
203-level generally read only the portions of the play in which their roles appear,
and they will read them in the classroom under the instructor’s guidance. Students
at the 303-level must be able to read an appropriate portion of the play on their
own; class time for them will be spent on discussion and rehearsal, but not on direct
reading. Chinese 303 is suitable for both native and non-native speakers of Chinese.
Prerequisite for Chinese 203: Chinese 100 or equivalent language level, plus permission
of the instructor. Prerequisite for Chinese 303: Chinese 205 or equivalent language
level, plus instructor’s permission.