Theatre History and Theory 3: 19th - 21st Centuries
Theatre history sites--nineteenth through twenty-first centuries--emphasizing existing archives, representative texts and cultural documents, and contemporary criticism
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesTMA graduate student status or instructor's consent.
 TaughtFall even years
Course Outcomes: 

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 They will evaluate secondary source evidence to reveal the ways in which each text encountered is a historical document, subject to the same line of questioning, as the historical events themselves.

Topic Report

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.

Conference Proposal

Students apply to give a presentation at a national conference, from joining a national organization to writing an abstract to preparing a presentation.

Public Performance

Student will organize, advertise, and act in a public performance of a piece that includes audience education.