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Fall 2018 Theatre UN3150 section 001
WESTERN THEATRE TRADITIONS
WESTRN THEATRE TRAD: CLASSIC

Call Number 06594
Day & Time
Location
MW 10:10am-11:25am
207 Milbank Hall (Barnard)
Points 3
Approvals Required None
Instructor William B Worthen
Type WORKSHOP
Course Description Dialectical approach to reading and thinking about the history of dramatic theatre in the west, interrogating the ways poetry inflects, and is inflected by, the material dynamics of performance. We will undertake careful study of the practices of performance, and of the sociocultural, economic, political, and aesthetic conditions animating representative plays of the Western tradition from the classical theatre through the early modern period to early romanticism; course will also emphasize development of important critical concepts for the analysis of drama, theatre, and performance. Specific attention will be given to classical Athens, medieval cycle drama, the professional theatre of early modern England, the rival theatres of seventeenth century France and Spain, and eighteenth-century theatre in England and Germany; topics include the sociology of theatre, the impact of print on conceptions of performance, representing gender and race, and the dynamics of court performance. Writing: 2-3 papers; Reading: 1-2 plays, critical and historical reading per week; final examination. Fulfills one (of two) Theatre History requirements for Theatre/Drama and Theatre Arts majors.
Web Site Vergil
Department Theatre @Barnard
Enrollment 26 students as of 8:00PM Sunday, December 9, 2018
Subject Theatre
Number UN3150
Section 001
Division Interschool
Open To Barnard, Columbia College, Engineering and Applied Science: Undergraduate, General Studies, School of Professional Studies, Global Programs
Campus Barnard College
Note Instructor will determine enrollment at 1st class.
Section key 20183THTR3150V001

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