Survey of Western Theatre History and Literature

A comprehensive survey course that encompasses the study of important periods of Western theatre history and dramatic literature form the Greeks through the present. The course will look in depth at the people who have created theatre by perfecting traditional forms or developing new ones. Highly influential dramatic texts in the Western Canon will be read and analyzed. Upon completion, the student will have an understanding of the forces which shaped the past, and be able to relate present theatrical styles, theories, and plays to the past. Intended for students of varied backgrounds and majors who want to gain an overview and understanding of the development of theatre. Prerequisite: ENGL 104 or 105 or 195. WCII, AE