2018-2019 Catalog

THEA 205 Justice Performed

This course addresses the fluid boundary between law and performance.  We will think through how performances of law influence legal practice and vice versa.  We will also interrogate how theater provides an alternative site for the performance of justice, one that may satisfy needs that go unmet in state and federal courts.  We will study trial transcripts as legal and cultural documents, and we will look at their dramatizations, putting these plays into conversation with contemporary theater, performance, and legal criticism while also thinking about how our own needs and impressions of justice have been, or can be, staged in and through performance.


4 units

Core Requirements Met

  • United States Diversity
  • Fine Arts