In this course, we will delve into the history of theatre from 1780 to the present. Attention will be paid to global contexts, theatrical texts, as well as the history of the crafts of theatrical design, directing, and acting. Prereq: 2100, 2100H, or 2101H.
In this course, we will delve into teaching our discipline on the college level. We will explore best practices, strategies, techniques, and key concerns in our field. We will develop teaching philosophies and portfolios to aid on the job market, but more importantly, we will demonstrably improve our ability to impact our students' lives.
In this course, we will delve into the method of practice as research as it pertains to the field of theatre studies. We will read key texts in the field, grapple with approaches, and undertake projects that prioritize practice as research acuity.
Performance Studies has been described as a marriage of Theater and Anthropology, yet it is both more and less than those two disciplines. We will read foundational texts by its major figures, as well as familiarize ourselves with its newer voices. Students will create a practical project that allows them to apply the methodologies we study, including participant-observation ethnography.
In this course, we will explore the ways theatre and performance history have been (and could be) written. Attention will be paid to the roles of evidence, embodiment, and narrative. Throughout we will ask the question: how can we write a history of an evanescent art? To what end?
Survey of representative theatre and performance from Western and non-Western traditions from ancient times to the late 1700s. Prereq: 2100, 2100H, or 2101H.
A study of the art and profession of theatre, with an emphasis on evaluating and appreciating live performance, theatre's cultural importance, and its relationship to issues of social diversity. Students study performance conventions, texts, & spaces from ancient times to present day. While not an acting class, students get firsthand experience in the collaborative process of theatre creation. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 2100H or 2101H. GE VPA and diversity soc div in the US course.