DRAMA 573 A: Problems In Theatre History Research

Documentary Theatre

Meeting Time: 
MW 2:30pm - 4:50pm
Location: 
HUT 150
SLN: 
13144
Instructor:
Scott Magelssen, in the Space Shuttle simulator at the Museum of Flight
Scott Magelssen

Additional Details:

How does theatre differ for audiences when the material incorporates verbatim documents and testimony? How do playwrights negotiate issues of “fidelity” with artistic license? How might/does documentary theatre enable efficacious social change? Readings include plays: e.g., Büchner (Dantons Tod), Corrie/Rickman (My Name is Rachel Corrie), Mann (Execution of Justice) Smith (Fires in the Mirror, Twilight), Kaufman (Gross Indecency, Laramie Project), Ensler (Vagina Monologues), Blank/Jensen (The Exonerated), Hare (Stuff Happens); and recent scholarship on documentary theatre and theatre of testimony.

Catalog Description: 
Methods and techniques of research, interpretation, and writing in theatre history. Relationship of theatre arts to culture in diverse periods and places.
GE Requirements: 
Other Requirements Met: 
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
April 28, 2016 - 12:42pm