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 nonnative 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.