2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    
    Jul 18, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

ENGL 370 - History of Western Theatre


Credits: 3
This course examines the evolution of dramatic literature through the shared spectrum of major works of drama and the theatrical spaces upon which such plays were performed. Students will explore important plays from classical antiquity through modern drama, and study how conventions of the genre took shape from one playwright to another. Essential to these readings will be an appreciation of how theatre spaces themselves evolved along with the drama, oftentimes shaping the way that playwrights wrote their plays. Students will be encouraged to view drama not only from the perspective of literature, but also as works of performative art.
General Education Area: Fine Arts