DRA 323

History of the Theater

Academic Year Semester Location Online
2017-2018 Fall Main campus No

Level: Undergraduate

Credits: 3

Lab Fee: None

Pre-requisites: None

This course surveys the major periods of theater history from the origins of dramatic expression to contemporary drama. Plays are examined within their historical, social and cultural contexts. The course focuses on key figures—playwrights, actors, directors—as well as the history of the methods of dramatic production. Course work consists of selected readings, video clips, group research, discussions and creative projects.