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?
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 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.
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.
Preparation for PhD candidacy examination in the student's area of specialization to be undertaken in tutorial with their faculty advisor.
A cooperative education or internship assignment conducted under the supervision of a faculty member. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 36 cr hrs or 3 completions. This course is graded S/U.
Advanced Studies in Theory. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 32 cr hrs or 8 completions.
Special Topics Seminar in New Media and Performance. Repeatable to a maximum of 32 cr hrs or 8 completions.
Fundamental principles for intensive study of the theatrical script as the basis for actor training, performance and production. Prereq: 2100 or 2101H. Not open to students with credit for 210.