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Dramatic Lit & The Body

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Dramatic Lit & The Body

Fall 2019

Taught By: Christine Giancatarino

Section: AX

CRN: 7368

Credits: 4

This course explores the dramaturgy of the body and investigates how the body serves as a critical component in constructing meaning in performance texts. Throughout the semester we will consider how embodied dramaturgy functions as a dynamic approach necessary to both understanding and de/constructing texts. We will read a selection of plays, such as 4.48 Pscyhosis by Sarah Kane and The Hip-Hop Waltz by Resa Abdoh, bringing particular attention to the way the body constructs meaning. In addition, we will explore a range of supporting materials -- including acting and dramaturgical theories, as well as somatic practices -- to help us position the body at the center of these texts. Through a series of discussions, small lectures, and engaged exercises we will investigate how our bodies can become fuller participants in understanding the structures and worlds of plays and performance. This course fulfills the dramatic literature requirement for Theater majors and minors.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 16

Enrollment Status: Waitlist*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 6:55pm 6/15/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 8/26/2019 - 12/16/2019