Performance Theory: Ritual, Play and Drama in Context

TAPS 1230 S01 [CRN: 15643]

What is ritual? What is play? What is mimesis? What is an act? This course offers an introduction to basic texts in Performance Studies applied to the study of ancient and medieval theatre in global perspective. Students will learn fundamentals of performance theory while studying the histories of ancient Greek and Roman theatre, Medieval European ritual, Indian Sanskrit drama and theatrical form, Yoruban traditional performance, and modes of cross-cultural comparison. WRIT
Fall 2014
Credit Hours
Maximum Enrollment
Course Attributes
Writing - Designated Courses
Primary Instructor
10:30 am - 11:50 am Tue, Thu - from Sep 3, 2014 to Dec 20, 2014
Exam Group Code
13 (Dec 20, 2014 2:00pm)