Course Description: A study of the theatrical rituals of Greece, Rome, and the Middle Ages leading to the reinvention of theatre in Renaissance Italy, England, and Spain. Spring. Prerequisite: THE 050
Section Description: Why should we read and write about theatre? How should we read and write about theatre? What comprises theatre history? For whom is it written? How does theatre history help us read dramatic literature and understand theatrical performance? What is the relationship between dramatic literature and performance understood more broadly? In this class, we’ll investigate the intersections between theatre history, dramatic literature, and cultural performance. We’ll focus on texts, theatrical and cultural events, an acting and design theory as help bring to life the history of performance. We’ll develop an understanding of how ritual, religious, cultural, political, and economic contexts inform performance. This is a writing intensive class and students will have the opportunity to hone the skills they will need to do research in theatre history that is applicable to both academic and creative pursuits.
|MW||10:25 - 11:40||ROYALL TYLER THR 210|
Instructor(s): Kathleen Maguire Gough
Meeting Dates: 17 Jan 2017 - 05 May 2017