Theater Theory

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Theater Theory
Spring 2024
Taught By: Marcos Davi Silva Steuernagel
Section: A

CRN: 1672

Credits: 4

This class provides a grounding in critical theory of theater. We pay special attention to the diversity of performance traditions from throughout the world and on decentering Eurocentric historiographies. We will read how different people have theorized theater and performance throughout history, focusing on how these concepts allow us to better understand contemporary theater today. This course is conducted through extensive reading and seminar-based discussion of key texts. At the end of this course, you will be able to correctly employ key concepts in theatre theory, such as mimesis, representation, modernity, and performance. You will also be able to discuss the historical and geographical distinctions between the use of these and other concepts. This course fulfills the theater theory requirement for Theater majors.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (ART)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 6:02am EDT 6/20/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 12:00pm - 1:40pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 502
Date Range: 1/23/2024 - 5/9/2024