Theatre Studies

Method: Historiography

February 15, 2019

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?

Theatre Pedagogy

February 15, 2019

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.

History of Performance II

February 15, 2019

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.

Method: Performance Studies

February 15, 2019

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.

Czech Theatre and Culture

April 19, 2017

An introduction to the language, history, and culture of the Czech Republic designed to prepare students for an international experience. The course is a combination of instructor led lectures, discussions and presentations including a wide variety of Czech visual materials, and is a prerequisite for students participating in the Prague Theatre Study Tour Program. Prereq: 2100 (100), and acceptance to the Prague Theatre Study Tour, and permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 9 cr hrs.

 

Proseminar

April 19, 2017

Reading, directed study, and/or projects in theatre history, criticism, literature, acting, directing, and/or design. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 18 cr hrs or 9 completions. This course is graded S/U.

Research Methods

April 19, 2017

Introduction to research methods, tools, and resources in live theatre and recorded performance, and directed research in student's area of focus. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 801. Repeatable to a maximum of 4 cr hrs.

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