THEA 0262 - Theatre History: Renaissance to Romanticism

Credits: 3

This course is an interdisciplinary study of the development, continuum, and evolution of Western theatre in a world cultural context. Course topics focus on the agendas and legacies of key figures and movements in the development of Western theatre from the European Renaissance to the emerging world stage of the nineteenth century. The relationship of Western theatre to Eastern examples, the development of the theatre as a physical structure, the development of various concepts of character and dramatic action, and the changing relationship of life on the stage to life off the stage will be examined through the study of selected dramatists, theoreticians, directors, designers, and performers.

Prerequisites: ENGL 0101  and ENGL 0204 .

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