Courses of Study 2013-2014 
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Courses of Study 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PMA 4815 - [Theory of the Theatre and Drama]

(also GERST 4310 )(HB) (LA-AS)
4 credits.

Next offered 2014-2015. Co-meets with PMA 6815 .


This course is a survey of dramatic theory and theories of theatrical representation from Aristotle to the present. Although covering a span of over two thousand years, the point will be to focus our analysis on a smaller number of key representative texts from the European, American, and postcolonial traditions. In so doing we will seek to develop a close reading of each text, while at the same time exploring both their reception within the context in which they emerged as well as their importance in the ever-evolving process of the institutions of theatre and drama over greater periods of time. Participants will be expected to read carefully the primary and background texts assigned for each session and come to class prepared to raise and answer questions about the material at hand. (HTC)

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