Theatre and Drama | History of Western Theatre and Drama I
T370 | 4637 | Herzel

History of Western Theatre and Drama I: Beginnings to Circa 1700

This section fulfills AHLA and CSA requirements.

This course surveys Western theatre history from its origins through
circa 1700.  Included in this survey is the theatre history of
Classical Greece, Rome, the Medieval period, Elizabethan England, the
Golden Age of Spain, Italy in the Renaissance, and 17th century
France.  Along with studying significant plays from each of these
periods, we will investigate wider historical contexts, theatre
artists and innovators, production methods, theatre architecture, and
dramatic theory in order to better understand both the distinctions
from and connections with our own contemporary experiences of life
and art.  Lectures and readings in this course will be supplemented
with class discussions, video viewings, iconographic evidence and
individual research into selected topics.

TEXTS:  Worthen, W.B., The Harcourt Brace Anthology of Drama, 2nd ed.
Assignments: (1) research project.
Exams:  A midterm and a final.