How do people "do" gender in everyday life and on stage? What histories of gender presentation do plays present, trouble, and remake? Through the reading of play texts as well as contemporary interdisicplinary scholarship, this class widely explores the topics of gender and performance in all their dimensions, including: gender as performance, gendered performance, and the performance of gender within and outside of theatrical contexts. Assignments focus on the key goal of the first Seminar in Scholarly Inquiry: to develop the intellectual habits necessary to write and speak effectively and with integrity. Affiliate: Theatre Arts.