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Fall 2014 Theatre V3150 section 001
WESTERN THEATRE TRADITIONS
WESTRN THEATRE CLASS-ROMNTC

Call Number 06594
Day & Time
Location
MW 10:10am-11:25am
325 Milbank Hall (Barnard)
Points 3
Approvals Required None
Instructor William B Worthen
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 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.
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Department Theatre @Barnard
Enrollment 28 students as of 11:51PM Thursday, October 30, 2014
Subject Theatre
Number V3150
Section 001
Division Interschool
Open To Barnard, Columbia College, Engineering and Applied Science: Undergraduate, General Studies, School of Continuing Education, Global Programs
Campus Barnard College
Section key 20143THTR3150V001

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