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DRAM 221 - Sources of World Drama

Semester Offered: Fall
1 unit(s)
Drama 221/DRAM 222  is a yearlong course that provides an introduction to dramatic literature and performance practice from around the world. In 221 students read an array of dramatic texts from the works of the ancient Greeks to English comedies of the seventeenth century, along with works from Japan, China, and India. The course balances an exploration of dramatic literature and staging with an investigation of the theories that have affected both the literature and practice of theater, such as Aristotle’s The Poetics, neoclassicism, and Bharata’s The Natyasastra. The course focuses on a series of critical periods and explores the relationship between the theater and the culture responsible for its creation.  Denise Walen.

Prerequisite(s): DRAM 102 .

Yearlong course 221/DRAM 222 .

Two 75-minute periods.

Course Format: CLS

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