Performance Studies seeks to broaden the definition of performance and the texts upon which they are based. This course investigates literature, discourse, image, gesture and the body through analytical and artistic applications.
Current Semester InformationCaroline Good
210A: Performance Studies I
Performance Studies I
This course surveys acting styles of the theatre from Ancient Greece to contemporary America as reflected through theory and criticism, costume, and acting. Nine major performance styles, including Commedia dell'Arte and Shakespeare, are studied along with improvisation, correlating period movement, and stage dialects.