Special Topics in Theater History|
This course uses historical examples, from preliterate Yoruba ritual performances to early 17th-century European theater, to consider the ways in which theater historians reconstruct and analyze theatrical events of the past. Our investigation is chronologically and thematically designed to pinpoint major epochs in the development of theater as well as to comparatively approach the ways in which scholars uncover evidence regarding such issues as character, criticism, gender, nationalism, race, religion, sexuality, spectatorship, and spectacle in performance.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (THEA)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Selected plays will include, but not be limited to, the works of Euripides, Lope de Vega, Racine, Molière, Shakespeare, and Marlowe.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Discussion Posts, Short Papers, Group and Individual Projects and Presentations, Research Proposal Paper
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THEA203 is a Gateway Course for Theater Majors.
The Theater Department organizes a variety of performances for students enrolled in its courses. Field trips to see performances off campus are integrated into course syllabi. Instructors will notify students of all dates at the beginning of the semester and costs for all course field trips are covered (specifically, transportation to and from the performance and tickets). Any potential scheduling conflicts for field trips should be discussed with faculty members. Once students indicate that they are going and tickets are purchased, it is assumed they will attend. (Students backing out of field trips they had said they would attend will be asked to cover the cost of their ticket.) Performances of visitors to Wesleyan's Center for the Arts are integrated into course syllabi and students are required to attend these performances unless otherwise negotiated with instructors. Tickets for performances are available to students at the Box Office in Usdan at the reduced price of $6.00.
|Instructor(s): Smith,Gay Times: .M.W... 10:50AM-12:10PM; Location: TST114; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 18||SR major: 1||JR major: 4|| || |
|Seats Available: 4||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 7||FR: 6|
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