Course Description

"Looks at theatre and performance as an essential component and expression of culture. Surveys material in select time periods and global settings to demonstrate how the various elements of theatre work to reflect and shape culture on issues such as nationality, ethnicity, race, religion, gender, sexuality, class, and age. In order to do so, this course examines the roles and practices of directors, designers, dramaturges, and playwrights throughout the world from the classical to the postmodern period, and of varying theatrical styles. Readings include plays and historical material, as well as dramatic theory and criticism. Students attend lectures, participate in group work, view theatrical performances and videos, and talk to professionals in the field. Fulfills the Aesthetic Perspective of the General Education requirements. Performing Arts majors are not permitted to ernoll in this course."


This course is available for undergraduate credit. Students must possess a high school diploma and must be an adult age 18 or older to participate.
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Section Title
Perspectives in World Theatre
May 20, 2024 to Jul 08, 2024
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Undergraduate Tuition credit (4 units) $3,400.00
Potential Discount(s)
Available for Credit
4 units
Drop Request Deadline
Jun 29, 2024
Transfer to a Different Course
No transfer request allowed after enrollment. Students may drop a course and re-enroll in a new course prior to the course start date.
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