THTR T468 Sec. 4205 R. Solomon

Non-Western Theatre & Drama

Topic: Drama, Theatre, and Dance in India

1:00p-2:15p MW 3 cr. hrs.

This section COAS intensive writing section and also requires registration in COAS W333; fulfills AHLA and CSA requirements. May be taken for graduate credit.

This course will provide an overview of the great diversity of drama, dance, and theatre forms of India. We will explore classical Sanskrit plays, temple dances, shaman and ritual performances, folk theatre, anti-colonial political drama, and modern intercultural theatre.

The course will also serve as an introduction to Indian culture and society, as seen through its major performing arts.

Videos, films, music, slides, guest lectures, and demonstrations will convey a sense of experiencing these performances in their original settings.

No prerequisites.

All readings will be in English.

Richmond, Performance in India; Reader (five plays).
EXAMS and ASSIGNMENTS: Midterm, Final, and 2-3 short papers.