Special Topics in Theater History|
Fall 2012 not offered
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)
Selected plays will include, but not be limited to, the works of Aeschylus, Euripedes, Büchner, Molière, Shakespeare, and Marlowe.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Each student will be involved in a monthly group presentation. The 3 assigned monthly presentations will be thematically and historically appropriate to the assigned period. Final projects will allow for reinterpretation and adaptation of the historical materials. Performances and relevant research will be documented for presentation on the Theater Department's website.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
THEA203 & THEA204 are required courses for theater majors.
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