Mar 30, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

IS 374 - Staging History (3)

This course explores the intersections of theatre and history from a broad, thematic perspective. In particular, students will analyze theatre as a cultural screen on which the challenges of humanity have been projected throughout history. From early Greek drama to the unspeakable horrors of the twentieth century, plays reveal how we struggle to define the meaning of being human, chronicle the social experience, and probe the limits of representation in dealing with the triumphs and sorrows of civilization. By analyzing the writing and staging of plays in a variety of historical, thematic, and global contexts, students will interpret and explore the relationships among creativity, culture, and the human experience. PRE-2015 CORE: Level III.  2015 CORE: Creativity & Culture, Contribute, Interdisciplinary Studies.