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The Contemporary Stage and the Antitheatrical Prejudice
CHUM 384
Spring 2019 not offered

Theater has always hosted a broad array of arts disciplines: dance, literature, music, the visual arts, and, most recently, film and the digital moving image are commonly incorporated on the theatrical stage. Regardless, the lingering assumption that theater is irrevocably anchored in a dramatic text resulted in the classification of the emerging theatrical forms of the late 20th century as "performance," rather than as "theater" per se. The theoretical foundation of this course will be what Erika Fischer-Lichte has called "the performative turn." We will consider theater as event as we examine its mobility across arts disciplines. Theater's defining characteristic lies in the verifiable autonomy of a production's "performance text," not the written one, but the live and kinesthetic "text" that engages the actors' bodies and design elements in time and space.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA CHUM
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

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