Theatre and Drama | Hist of Western Thtr & Drama I
T370 | 4840 | Herzel

T370 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 Ages of Spain, Italy in 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.