What is "political theater"? Is it a media stunt, designed to score points with supporters? Is it a form of protest of the status quo? Approached from another direction, we might ask: what theater is notpolitical? This course offers students to think about the role that performance (both on stage and in the streets) has played in the assertion of state power, the constitution of a body politic, the shoring up of consent, the expression of dissent, and as an embodied imagining of another world that might be possible. This course fulfills the "Studies in Historical Practice" requirement for Drama majors and minors.
Course Attributes: AS HUM; EN H