The official catalog description of this course is: Theatre as an art and one of the humanities, its impact upon society, and its relationship to other art forms.
Theatre brings ideas from page to stage and influence viewers who witness its power. In this course, we see, reflect on, discuss, and experience theatre. By examining dramatic structure, production elements, and people who make theatre, we understand how theatre relates to present and past societal contexts. We see performances and watch videos of past performance to recognize how time and place impacts theatrical movements, methods, and styles. Engagement with local communities around the globe gives insight into the interconnectedness among theatre practitioners, their artistry, and their communities. By sharing ideas, writing about performances, playing roles of director, performer, and designer in class, and witnessing theatre in diverse cultures, we develop understanding and appreciation of theatre and share interdisciplinary insights into theatre practices worldwide.
Note: This class is delivered when lunch is served.
Field WorkCountry: Malaysia
Date: February 19, 2020