Plays and Performances|
This First-Year Initiative course is designed to introduce students to a number of plays that are representative of different theatrical genres, styles, and canons. We will look at the artistic and sociocultural contexts in which these plays were written. The course is divided in two greater units--theater: space, style, and ideology; and representations of the margins: theater and identity--each divided in three different sections.
Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
Students will read and analyze plays from different theatrical canons.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (THEA)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Special Attributes: FYI|
|Major Readings: (If discrepancies exist between major readings in Wesmaps and the results generated by the Text Book Information link, defer to the readings posted in Broad Street Books.)|
Text Book Information
Though the list of titles is revised every time the course is offered, some of the plays read in the past include: A Doll House (Ibsen), The Jewish Wife (Brecht), Fefu and her Friends (Fornes), They Alone Know (Tardieu), Six Characters in Search of an Author (Pirandello), Marat/Sade (Weill), Spring Awakening (Wedekind), Endgame and Act Without Words (Beckett), A Circular Play (Stein), The Trojan Women (Euripides), The Trojan Women 2.0 (Mee), Cloud Nine (Churchill), Waltz no. 6 (Rodrigues), The Kiss of the Spider Woman (Puig), The Laramie Project (Kaufman), Irma Vep (Ludlam), The Tempest (Shakespeare), A Tempest (Cesaire), Fires in the Mirror (Anna Deveare Smith), and M. Butterfly (David Henry Hwang)
-Scholarly articles and reviews (in Course reader)
|Examination and Assignments: |
Three written assignments, oral presentation, scene readings, participation in discussions.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
"Plays for Performance" may be counted towards the completion of the Theatre Major as one of three required courses in the area of dramatic literature and criticism.
|Instructor(s): Nascimento,Claudia Tatinge Times: .M.W... 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: TST101; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: X||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: 3||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: X||FR: 19|
|Web Resources: Moodle|