Theater Culture Studies I: Antiquity to Renaissance


A survey of ancient, medieval and Renaissance theater and performance, both in the west and in the east, both as it reflects and shapes culture. Coverage will include the following areas: ancient Greece, ancient Rome, classical Sanskrit theater, Yuan China, medieval Japan, medieval Europe, Renaissance Italy, and Renaissance England. Both scripted theater and performance practices will be examined through the lenses of dramatic literature, theater history, performance studies, and dramatic theory. A continual emphasis will be on marginal and underrepresented figures, as we will attempt to excavate forgotten histories from the theatrical past.
Course Attributes: EN H; BU Hum; BU IS; AS HUM; FA HUM; AR HUM; AMP