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Performance and Culture
THEA 151
Fall 2007 not offered

This course will examine theatrical texts and performance techniques in the context of the social, cultural, and political environments in which they are created. Topics will include Aristophanes in the context of Ancient Greek democracy, Shakespeare in the context of the Elizabethan world, Bertolt Brecht in the context of post-Nazi Germany, Mbongeni Ngema in the context of South African apartheid, Dario Fo in the context of Italian Catholicism, Joshua Sobol in the context of the Jewish Holocaust, Tony Kushner in the context of the AIDS plague, Balinese Hindu temple performers in the context of Islamic extremism, Moises Kaufman in the context of American homophobia, and Anna Deveare Smith in the context of American racism.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA THEA
Course Format: StudioGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on SEP-25-2023
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