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Intersections Between Ritual and Theater
THEA 316
Fall 2007 not offered

The course focuses on how particular uses of the body, space, narrative frames, and performative practices inform the limits and intersections between ritual and theater. Ritual is by definition an extra-daily ceremony in which participants aim at connecting with the spiritual/supernatural world. In theater, the actor alters his/her natural behavior to embody a character and engage in make-believe. We will look at a number of theoretical texts as well as case studies to examine the differences and points of contact between ritual and theater's modes of presence, performative techniques, spatial relationships, and narrative frames to better comprehend what is natural, unnatural, and supernatural in each kind of performative environment.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA THEA
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CSCT)(SISP-Reli Conc)

Last Updated on SEP-25-2023
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