This course explores the role of intellectual investigation and critical analysis in creative processes. Through individual and collaborative research, students will engage in the close reading of play texts within theoretical, performative, and aesthetic frames. In the spring of 2012, the course will focus on the plays of award-winning playwrights.
Information Literacy, Intercultural Literacy
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: THEA105 OR THEA150 OR THEA170 OR THEA185 OR THEA140 OR [THEA214 or COL215 or REES279 or RUSS279 or RULE279] OR THEA245 OR [THEA199 or ENGL199]
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM)(ENGL)(ENGL-Amer Lit)(ENGL-Creative W)(ENGL-Race&Ethn)(ENGL-TLF Conc)(THEA)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Selected articles on theory and criticism; production reviews; plays such as "Intimate Apparel" by Lynn Nottage, "Bulrusher" by Eisa Davis, "Topdog/Underdog" by Suzan-Lori Parks, "Anna in the Tropics" by Nilo Cruz and "Born Bad" by Debbie Tucker Greene.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Short papers; group and individual research project presentations
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
THEA280 is a required course for Theater majors.
|Instructor(s): Shaw,Rashida Z. Times: ..T.R.. 10:30AM-11:50AM; Location: TST101; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: 0||JR major: 0|| || |
|Seats Available: 8||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: 15||FR: X|