Theatre & Drama | History of Western Theatre and Drama I
T370 | 4770 | Wainscott
T370 Section 4770 R. Wainscott
History of Western Theatre and Drama I: Beginnings to Circa 1700
11:30-12:20p Daily 3 credit hours
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 wide 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: Brockett, Oscar. History of Theatre.
Worthen, W. B. The Harcourt Brace Anthology of Drama, 2nd ed.
Assignments: 2 research projects.
Exams: A midterm and a final.