Fall 2023 Theatre UN3150 section 001

CRITICAL HISTORIES OF DRAMA, THEATRE, AN

CRIT HIST DRAMA, THTR & P

Call Number 00128
Day & Time
Location
MW 10:10am-11:25am
202 Milbank Hall (Barnard)
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor William B Worthen
Type LECTURE
Course Description

This course undertakes a dialectical approach to reading and thinking about the history of dramatic theatre, interrogating the ways writing inflects, and is inflected by, the material dynamics of performance. Course undertakes careful study of the practices of performance, and of the sociocultural, economic, political, and aesthetic conditions animating representative performance in “classical” theatres globally; course will also emphasize development of important critical concepts for the analysis of drama, theatre, and performance. Topics include the sociology of theatre, the impact of print on conceptions of performance, representing gender and race, the politics of intercultural performance, 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) lecture requirements for Theatre/Drama and Theatre Arts majors.

Web Site Vergil
Department Theatre @Barnard
Enrollment 35 students (50 max) as of 2:06PM Saturday, February 24, 2024
Subject Theatre
Number UN3150
Section 001
Division Barnard College
Campus Barnard College
Section key 20233THTR3150V001