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Spring 2014 Theatre V3151 section 001
WESTERN THEATRE TRADITIONS
WESTRN THEATRE TRAD: MODERN

Call Number 03990
Day & Time
Location
MW 10:10am-11:25am
323 Milbank Hall (Barnard)
Points 3
Approvals Required None
Instructor Piia J Mustamaki
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.
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Department Theatre @Barnard
Enrollment 35 students as of 11:51PM Thursday, October 30, 2014
Final Exam Day/Time May 12
M 9:00am-12:00pm
Final Location 323 Milbank Hall (Barnard)
Subject Theatre
Number V3151
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 20141THTR3151V001

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