DRAMA 573 A: Problems in Theatre History Research

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

Syllabus Description:

Using as a discursive center the supposed ³rebirth² of drama in the liturgy of the Roman Catholic church in the tenth century after theatricality had been banned by that very institution hundreds of years earlier, this course looks at the push and pull relationship between performance and Christian doctrine and public practice. From the condemnations of spectacle by Tertullian and Augustine to the antitheatrical pamphlets of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, we engage transhistorically with how the church has felt about theatre and, for instance, who stands to gain each time it¹s banned.

Catalog Description: 
Methods and techniques of research, interpretation, and writing in theatre history. Relationship of theatre arts to culture in diverse periods and places.
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October 17, 2018 - 9:04pm