Theatre History: 19th and 20th Centuries
Students will investigate isolated moments in theatre history from the 19th and 20th centuries, taking an organizational model of a website. Students will gain a basic working knowledge of the major points of Western theatre history; 2) a general global historical context in which to place performance events; 3) an introduction to contemporary theatre scholarship.
Theatre History Sources and Evaluation
Students will question how, why, and by whom has the story of history been recorded and been made available for our consideration. They will evaluate secondary source evidence to reveal the ways in which each text encountered is a historical document, subject to the same line of questioning, as the historical events themselves.
Students will report on one of the topics assigned. The report will bring to the table new and significant research that will help broaden and/or deepen an understanding of the subject.
Contemporary Research and Criticism
Students will become conversant with contemporary research and criticism by analyzing peer-reviewed critical articles.
Students apply to give a presentation at a national conference, from joining a national organization to writing an abstract to preparing a presentation.
Student will organize, advertise, and act in a public performance of a piece that includes audience education.