Special Topics in Theater History|
Spring 2017 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 Euripides, Molière, Lope de Vega, Racine, Shakespeare, and Marlowe.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Includes group and individual presentations, online posts, short papers, and a research proposal paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
THEA 203 & THEA 302 (Contemporary Theater: Theories & Aesthetics) are required courses for Theater majors.