THEA 401
Senior Seminar: Practicing Theory Fall 2022
Division I

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This class constitutes a culminating course of study for the Theater major. It aims to delve deep into consideration of the relationship between theory and practice, between text and performance, between performer and audience, and between aesthetics and politics. We will explore a selection of influential ideas and methodologies that have shaped both making theater and thinking about theater in various historical periods and cultural contexts. Seminar members will read and consider both theoretical and artistic texts. Through discussion and experimentation, we will endeavor to understand how theater engages with cultural, social, and philosophical issues that link the stage with the realities and fantasies of everyday life. Throughout the semester, focus will be maintained on the contributions of the members themselves, in both scholarly contributions to seminar sessions, and in artistic contributions through the presentation of assigned creative projects.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 10
Expected: 10
Class#: 1762
Grading: no pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: Participation in discussion, reading responses, analytical writing, and creative projects.
Prerequisites: limited to senior Theatre majors
Enrollment Preferences: senior Theatre majors only
Unit Notes: this course is required for the Theatre major
Materials/Lab Fee: up to $100 for materials and copying charged to term bill
Distributions: Division I

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