Contemporary Theater: Theories and Aesthetics|
|Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory|
By examining key moments in Western theater history, the course explores the active relationship between theoretical thought and aesthetic innovation on stage. We reconstruct these moments by relying on a variety of documents and media, including, but not limited to, theater on film, play texts, documentaries, scholarly articles, manifestos, and reviews. The course highlights the ways in which such groundbreaking works represent dynamic, diverse, and cumulative ruptures with the mainstream and ultimately shape how we see and create theater today.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: THEA105 OR THEA150 OR THEA245 OR [THEA199 or ENGL269] OR THEA185 OR THEA140 OR [THEA214 or COL215 or REES279 or RUSS279 or RULE279]
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CSCT)(THEA)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Histories, Theories, Criticism, and Plays.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Includes group and individual presentations, online posts, short papers, and a research paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
THEA 302 is a required course for Theater Majors.
|Instructor(s): Brewer Ball,Katherine Times: ..T.R.. 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: TST101; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 18||SR major: 3||JR major: 4|| || |
|Seats Available: 0||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: 6||FR: 5|
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