History of Queer Theater

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

History of Queer Theater

Spring 2020

Taught By: Joe Jeffreys

Section: A

CRN: 6997

Credits: 4

The course surveys a history of LGBTQ themes and characters on stages, screens and performative environments from Christopher Marlowe’s Edward II (1594) and Taylor Mac’s Hir (2014) to Pride parades and nightclubs. We will explore selected plays, performance events, film and television productions, and cabaret acts, placing them into larger societal and critical settings while delving deep into the history of LGBTQ movements. We will also consider the history and development of queer theater companies such as the Ridiculous Theatrical Company and venues such as the Caffe Cino. By semester’s end students will be able to outline a 400 plus year history and reception of LGBTQ characters and playwrights, apply formal analysis to play texts, interpret non-traditional performance situations and have more finely developed critical thinking and writing skills. The coursework also includes visits to selected performances, exhibits, and venues. This upper-level course is restricted to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: May 13, 2020 (Wednesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*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: 12:17am 5/29/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 464

Date Range: 1/21/2020 - 5/7/2020