Jun 05, 2023
THAR 2710 - Theater and Performance History I
This course explores performance, literature, and theatrical practices from pre-historical Africa, India, Asia, the Americas, and Europe, through the 17th century. We strive to better comprehend history through performance, and to develop the critical and aesthetic tools to appreciate and understand plays, rituals, design, and theories of theater in their original contexts, as well as in today’s world.
Credit Hours: 3
OHIO BRICKS Pillar: Humanities: Arts
General Education Code (students who entered prior to Fall 2021-22): 2FA
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 2.0 lecture, 1.0 discussion
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Course Transferability: OTM course: TMAH Arts & Humanities
College Credit Plus: Level 1
- Conduct and present research, synthesizing historical fact and creative interpretation to create original analysis of dramatic art.
- Develop original thoughts about artistic, social, philosophical, and personal issues, and enrich the ability to express those thoughts in writing and in conversation.
- Have an understanding of key plays, playwrights, genres, artistic movements, and performance practices in relation to their historical contexts.
- Identify and analyze key factors in the complex relationship between art and society, including the representation of gender, race, and class.
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