Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021

DRA 273 Performance Histories (1600-1900)(RLA)(TALA)

4 hours; 4 credits. A survey of the English Restoration, French Neo-Classicism and the comedies of Molière, and the ensuing century of diverse theatrical forms during the 1700s in England and France. Students will also study Asian and African forms of performance and then the emergence of theater in the U.S., including populist entertainments like the Wild West show, minstrelsy, and melodrama, and move back to Europe for the beginnings of realism and naturalism with Ibsen and Chekhov. Performance will be considered in this class as an integral and vital part of social, political, and cultural dynamics. Students who wish to continue in the major should earn a B- or better in the course. (TALA). Prerequisite: ENG 151 or DRA 140