DRAMA 585: Seminar In Dramatic Theory

Foundations in Performance Studies
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M W 14:30-16:50
HUT 150
Major problems in dramatic theory, such as aesthetics, mimesis, and the nature of theatre.

This course focuses on the emerging "knowledge formation" of performance studies. It includes discourses concerning the relationship between text and practice; performance as a reflection of society, a witnessing to an experience, or a challenge to social structures or ways of knowing; emerging ideas of audience reception theory; and so forth.  By the end of the course, students will have

  1. a basic comprehensive knowledge of some of the canonical theorists and texts associated with performance studies,
  2. a knowledge of several recent case-studies to which these theories can be applied for deeper understanding, and
  3. a knowledge of the ways in which meaning is produced through both textual and performative discourses.

Last updated: November 25, 2014 - 10:30pm