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CS92PROD
German-Language Theater After 1945: Show, Teach, Remember
GRST 303
Spring 2023 not offered
This course may be repeated for credit.

Theater has played an integral role in the development of German culture since the 18th century. Playwrights, directors, and producers have been able--indeed compelled!--to constantly negotiate and define theater's pedagogical role vis--vis the public and the political sphere. They had to ask how theater can and should (re)present the world on stage, and how the world on stage can and should relate to the audience and its world. German-language theater after 1945 additionally had to tackle questions about Germany's past, as well as the past of (its) theater traditions, the connection between visuality, aesthetics, and the power that had played such an immense role during the National Socialist era. In this course, we will read some of the most important and influential plays written and produced in the German-speaking countries since 1945, as well as influential theoretical texts. We will discuss such performance aspects as set designs, language, and acting techniques, and we will ourselves stage short excerpts in various styles as a way of gaining first-hand experience with the range of possibilities in this infinitely flexible genre.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA GRST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: GRST213
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (GRST-MN)(GRST)

Last Updated on AUG-13-2022
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