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Latin American Theater and Performance
SPAN 279
Fall 2013
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: LAST 266

This course will focus on the history, theory, and practice of theater and performance in Latin America in the twentieth century. We will be particularly interested in the inter-cultural aspects of Latin American theater and performance, which have reinvented and reinvigorated European dramatic forms through their constant interaction with non-Western cultural expressions in the Americas. We will examine a wide variety of performance practices, including: avant-garde theater, community theater, street performance and agitprop, solo and collective theater. The syllabus is loosely organized in a chronological fashion, structured more importantly around critical themes in Latin American history, culture and society in the twentieth century. We will take as our primary source material both readings and video recordings, when available, which will be supplemented by a wide variety of historical, critical and theoretical background readings, including texts written by theater practitioners, theorists and critics.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA RLAN
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HISP)(LAST)(RMST)(THEA)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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