Introduction to Performance

Michael J Hackett

Introduction to Performance

Theater department

Michael J Hackett

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  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Tough Tests
  • Participation Matters
  • Has Group Projects

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Fall 2018
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Fall 2017
83.3%
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Fall 2016
62.9%
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Fall 2015
66.2%
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Fall 2014
78.8%
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Fall 2013
53.8%
44.9%
35.9%
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9.0%
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Fall 2012
73.2%
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Fall 2009
62.5%
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41.7%
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Fall 2006
51.4%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Reviews

Quarter Taken: Fall 2017 Submitted Feb. 19, 2018 Grade Received: A-

I feel like I learned a lot about the concept of performance in this class and enjoyed most of the shows we had to attend. I believe there are seven outside performances we had to attend, maybe more. I do know, however, that we had five 2 page papers to write about some of the performances. I felt that the papers were graded rather harshly at first because we had to write so simplistically, but over time just rewriting the words "I believe the performers did ____. For example ____" will get you that A you desperately want. In class, we watched different performance films and discussed what we saw. In my opinion, this was my favorite part of the class. Also, in class, we have to perform in our ensemble group for four separate projects. This requires a ton of outside coordinating as we only had less than two weeks to "wow" professor Hackett. This part of the class felt more like a competition than a critique because we all had to witness everyone's work and comment on it. So, it's important to get friends from other groups to back your piece up to persuade the judges (Professor Hackett and the three MFA directing TAs). It's also important to get on those TAs good sides because they end up directing the plays done at TFT if you want to audition. The final was the most difficult aspect of the class because, at least in my group, we had to do everything from scratch in a week. Thankfully, the fires occurred during this time and we didn't have to do our finals. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention the TAs also grade on preparation so be sure you're doing work in class when they're watching. Overall, this class was an over-exaggeration led by a snobby human being .

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted July 4, 2007 Grade Received: N/A

This class may seem crazy at times (espeically since it's so early in the morning and right after Tai Chi) and some days you will be so tired and often you will delve into the relm of the bizzare which you have never before seen BUT as strange as it is, I ended up enjoying this class overall. Of course, it's required but I would say it is definately worth it. The performance projects are very fun. Professor Hackett is quite a character, talk with him about ANYTHING and you can be sure to be entertained. He says the funniest, strangest things. That man. Theater 12 really did open my mind up to what theater can be. Some of the things we studied were too far from me and I knew I would probably never do anything like that... but the class really did expand my mind and help break down some walls about what theater is. Some things we do in the class are ridiculous and stupid - sometimes fun and great class bonding, sometimes not - but just be open, and embrace it with a smile and hopefully you will have some good experiences bonding with your new classmates. This is a class where it is VERY true that what you put into it is what you will get out of it. "Can you imagine...????"

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Feb. 8, 2007 Grade Received: N/A

I highly recommend Professor Hackett. He pushes the buttons that need to be pushed to incite growth-- that's his job and he does it well. There are six 2-page papers on performances you must see, and one final performance. The papers are rather easy (depending on your TA) to ace. He is fun, he is all about releasing inhibitions and just pushing boundaries, if you are open to just going crazy and learning about a world of wild theater, you will enjoy this class. It definitely pushes boundaries bc it shows types of theater that many modern people would not consider art. But by learning about such a vast variety of performance, your ideas a performer, artist, or audience member are broadened

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  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Tough Tests
  • Participation Matters
  • Has Group Projects

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