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COMM 315

Topics in Theatre History and Criticism

While refining students' analytical and interpretive skills, this course offers intensive examination of specific issues in theatre history and performance theory, often those at the center of current critical interest. Recent sections have focused on Women and Theatre, Gender and Theatre, and African-Atlantic Theatre. Repeatable for credit with different topics.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
1 course

Spring Semester information

Susan Anthony

315A: Tps:Gender & Theatre

This class explores ways in which theatrical works (drama, theatre, and popular entertainment) reflect, reinforce, challenge or disrupt sex and gender roles throughout various historical periods. Topics will include depictions of women and men in drama and theatre, LGBT performance, and performance art. Students will read and discuss dramatic texts, theatrical/dramatic theory, work on research, writing, and speaking skills, and attend live performances.