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TH 383 Topics in Global Theatre and Performance

Faculty: Lingafelter
Content: Examination of modern and contemporary performance in a global context through case studies of significant non-Western theatre artists and performances. Regional geographies will include East Asia, Africa, South America, and the Middle East. Investigation of theatre and performance within contexts of postcolonialism, transculturalism, political upheaval, and global exchange. Topics include trauma and the problem of memory; theatre for social change; the politics of theatrical space; hybridity. Students will analyze performance theories from a range of cultures and theatrical contexts; read widely in global dramatic literature; explore contemporary performances from diverse cultures; and assess the interplay of culturally specific aesthetic values within a global marketplace.
Prerequisites: None. TH 280 recommended.
Restrictions: Sophomore standing required.
Usually offered: Alternate Years, spring semester.
Semester credits: 4.