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Performance Studies
THEA 316
Fall 2008
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: RELI 385

The course focuses on how particular uses of the body, space, narrative frames, and performance practices inform the limits and intersections between ritual and theater. Ritual is by definition an extra-daily ceremony. In theater, the actor alters his/her natural behavior to embody a character and engage in make-believe. We will look at a number of theoretical texts as well as case studies to examine the differences and points of contact between ritual and theater's modes of presence, performative techniques, spatial relationships, and narrative frames.

Essential Capabilities: Intercultural Literacy, Writing
1. Writing: Students will work on a 15-20 page research paper throughout the semester.
2. Intercultural Literacy: The course examines rituals and ritualistic performances across cultures and time periods.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA THEA
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CSCT)(STS)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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