Global Drama in Context 2

School of Drama: Theatre and Society

Non-Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Majors Only

Global Drama in Context 2

Spring 2023

Taught By: Melissa Hardy

Section: A

CRN: 11753

Credits: 3

This course seeks to expand upon Global Theater in Context I by focusing on ideas of form and style. In Global Theater in Context I, the goal was to disrupt traditional academic theatre history instruction by first examining how “theater” & “performance” come to be named and then exploring dual contexts which inform theater & performance: the historical context in which the work was created and the individual context from which it is being read/viewed. Global Theater in Context II will take these questions further by asking students to assess whom these texts are for and their forms and/or styles signal about their creators artistic values. The course will center around discussions of “form,” “structure,” “dramaturgy,” “method,” and will ask students to grapple with the notion of “style” itself, raising questions such as: How has the artist crafted this text to reflect a certain time, place or set of values? How does the way the text has been crafted inform the way in which the text is received? How has culture informed the success of the text or the performance? How has culture impacted the ways in which the performance is labeled? Evaluated? Remembered? Reviewed? And most importantly students will be asked to examine what, if anything, does the deep study of these questions help me to understand about my own style and the artists that I respond to favorably?

College: School of Drama (DR)

Department: Theatre and Society (TSOC)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 16

Add/Drop Deadline: N/A
Online Withdrawal Deadline: N/A

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* 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: 4:42pm 8/19/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 11:30am - 2:00pm

Building: Drama 151 Bank

Room: 208

Date Range: 1/24/2023 - 5/9/2023