Contemporary Theater: Theories and Aesthetics|
|Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory|
By examining key moments in Western theater history from the late 18th century to the recent past, the course explores the active relationship between theoretical thought and aesthetic innovation on stage. We reconstruct these moments by relying on a variety of documents and media, including but not limited to, theater on film, play texts, documentaries, scholarly articles, manifestos, and reviews. The course highlights the ways in which such groundbreaking works represent dynamic, diverse, and cumulative ruptures with the mainstream and ultimately shape how we see and create theater today.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: THEA105 OR THEA150 OR THEA245 OR [THEA199 or ENGL199] OR THEA185 OR THEA140 OR [THEA214 or COL215 or REES279 or RUSS279 or RULE279]
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (THEA)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Histories, Theories, Criticism, and Plays.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Short papers, Group and Individual Projects.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
THEA 204 is a required course for Theater majors.
|Instructor(s): Shaw,Rashida Z. Times: .M.W... 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: ZLKA106; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: 0||JR major: 7|| || |
|Seats Available: 3||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 8||FR: 0|