11:00a-12:15p TR 3 cr hrs
This seminar will focus on the teaching of theatre history, one of the primary tasks of most theatre historians and recipients of the Ph.D. at Indiana. We will explore a number of philosophical and practical problems associated with this process:
We will also survey all the in-print theatre history texts to explore the strengths and weaknesses of each. What kind of theatre history text do we need?
Each seminarian will have two major projects:
1) Examining a theatre history textbook (either in or out of print) and reporting to the class.
2) Creating a project examining an important issue or problem related to teaching theatre history.
Each student will also create a bibliography related to the subject of the seminar.