THTR 373

Theatre History II: 19th and 20th Century Theatre

Through dramaturgical analysis, studies of artist biography, and creative projects, students explore how, why, when, and where people have made theatre from the mid-seventeenth century to the contemporary moment. Encompassing Western and non-Western traditions, the class emphasizes the discontinuities produced by European modernism and asks students to trace genealogies influencing theatre today. By the end of the semester, students will articulate their visions for theatre in the future.