Introduction to the forms and functions of theatre and dramatic literature in the historical development of Western cultural traditions. While the theatre always reflects the aesthetic and philosophical concerns of the cultural era, the objective of the course is to determine the unique aesthetics of the theatre as an art form by exploring such issues as the relationship between the literary text and the text in performance; the changing role of theatre in culture historically; the various theatre research methods (historical, critical, experimental).
This course is a prerequisite for: THEA 202, THEA 301, THEA 335, THEA 336, THEA 408, THEA 427, THEA 428, THEA 431
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 7