Performance Studies

THEATRST533S

Performance Studies.Introduction to theatrical transformations of traditional notions of drama into the broader category of performance, and to the performative field that seeks to understand them. Topics include the crossing of formal boundaries, the development of new technical possibilities, the role of uncertainty in the process of making a performance, and the purposes of performance, which range from the social to the spiritual and from the political to the personal. Theoretical readings and performances including works by Wagner, Artaud, Brecht, Benjamin, Chaplin, O'Neill, Stanislavski, Barthes, and Anderson. One course. 

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LIT520S
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