2019-2020 Catalog

THEA 301 Topics in Theater History

As artists and scholars, we will discuss and study several key moments in theater history from Greek Drama to Medieval religious performances to modern and experimental theater.  Throughout the semester we will examine theater-in-context, attending to the circumstances (political, social, historical, and artistic) surrounding the performance event.  We will engage with drama theory to deepen our analysis of dramatic texts and the performances of them.  With an emphasis on close readings, critical thinking, and creative engagement with the materials, we will interrogate the boundaries between performers and audience and the ways theater makers have used performance to challenge or affirm the status quo. There is a ticket fee of $75 for this course.


4 units


THEA 101

Core Requirements Met

  • Fine Arts
  • Pre-1800
  • Global Connections