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Course Description

A survey of the history of theatrical performance, production and dramatic literature, including: early Greek, Roman, Asian, the Renaissance, Italian, English, modern European to contemporary American theatre. (C-ID: THTR 113) ADVISORY: Eligible for English 250 and English 260.

Learning Outcomes

  • Critique and evaluate the historical, social and philosophical environments in which theatre exists.
  • Outline the historical Development of Theatre from Greeks through 17th Century.
  • Compile evidence illustrating how the relationship between audience and theatre Artists has changed over time.
  • Analyze the role of Theatre Arts and its relationship to other parts of society.
  • As a theatre Patron analyze and critique dramatic Literature and performance.
  • Compare, contrast and analyze the world view presented by the playwright in each play.
  • Practice critical thinking and communication skills such as listening, reasoning, analysis and criticism when reading or viewing plays.

Last modified: November 25, 2014
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