Politics/Performance/Power

Winter Session 2020

Description

This course serves as an introduction to the connections between theatre and politics, ranging from traditional theatre to performance art. It examines the nature of political theatre and performance and introduces key figures such as Bertolt Brecht, Augusto Boal, and Guillermo Gomez-Pena. Students see live performance, read theoretical and performance texts, and develop a critical discourse about the nature of politics, power, and performance. Students also engage in performance practice as well as theory, formulating a creative work in response to a contemporary performance issue.

Class Notes

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Class Details

Instructor
Instructor Name (static text): 
Downing, Marie R
Location

WWW ONLINE

Class Registration Information

Class #
1040
Course
THEA 252 -
SECT 101
Units
3
Fees
Amount per Unit
  • $302 / unit
Capacity
8/49
Class Meeting Dates

01/02/2020 - 01/17/2020

Days

Times

THEA 252 - SECT 101

Politics/Performance/Power

Class: 1040 Units: 3 Fees: $906.00

M-F 01/02/2020 - 01/17/2020

This course serves as an introduction to the connections between theatre and politics, ranging from traditional theatre to performance art. It examines the nature of political theatre and performance and introduces key figures such as Bertolt Brecht, Augusto Boal, and Guillermo Gomez-Pena. Students see live performance, read theoretical and performance texts, and develop a critical discourse about the nature of politics, power, and performance. Students also engage in performance practice as well as theory, formulating a creative work in response to a contemporary performance issue.

Class Notes

This course serves as an introduction to the connections between theatre and politics, ranging from traditional theatre to performance art. It examines the nature of political theatre and performance and introduces key figures such as Bertolt Brecht, Augusto Boal, and Guillermo Gomez-Pena. Students see live performance, read theoretical and performance texts, and develop a critical discourse about the nature of politics, power, and performance. Students also engage in performance practice as well as theory, formulating a creative work in response to a contemporary performance issue.

Instructor
Instructor Name (static text): 
Downing, Marie R
Location
WWW ONLINE