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Spring 2019 Theatre UN3151 section 001
WESTRN THTR TRAD: MODERN
WESTRN THEATRE TRAD: MODERN

Call Number 03990
Day & Time
Location
TR 12:10pm-2:00pm
To be announced
Points 3
Approvals Required None
Instructor Paige M Johnson
Type LECTURE
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 late eighteenth century to today; course will also emphasize development of important critical concepts for the analysis of drama, theatre, and performance. Specific attention will be given to the ideology of realism and naturalism, the development of epic theatre, the theatre of cruelty, postcolonial performance, and the continuing invention of dramatic forms (theatre of the absurd, speechplays, postdramatic theatre), as well as to the political and theoretical impact of race, gender, sexuality in modern performance culture. 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 28 students as of 12:23AM Thursday, December 13, 2018
Subject Theatre
Number UN3151
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 permission given at first class
Section key 20191THTR3151V001

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