COMM-2033 History of Theater II
This course will expose students to the development of Western theatrical traditions through primary sources, class lectures and critical dialogue. But the course will trace the popularity of Romanticism through contemporary postmodern resistance in Europe and the United States. Again, special emphasis will be placed on philosophy, political movements and the relationship between ritual and performance theory. Students will synthesize their coursework in a final project designed for use in a professional or graduate level portfolio. Composition and reading outside of class will be required. This course is normally offered in the fall semester of odd numbered years.