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?
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 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 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.
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.
Exploration of censorship in live performance in both Western and non-Western communities and the ways such practice links to governmental public policy or to pressure groups. Prereq: Jr or Sr standing. Not open to students with credit for 597. GE cross-disciplinary seminar course.
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.
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.
Survey of history, theory, and practical exercises in production dramaturgy, the art of interrogating plays in production.