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Course Overview

Theatre Arts History explores our world through the art of drama and performance. Students will learn how to read and analyze significant plays throughout Western history, from the Greeks to the present, in addition to examining the relationship between theatre and culture. The course also introduces students to various careers within theatre and imparts a thorough vocabulary of theatrical terms through interactive activities and assignments. Theatre can be a fascinating barometer of history and culture—as societies change, so too does theatre.

This course is designed for high-school freshmen or higher.

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Prerequisite

None.

Required Materials

The following textbook is required for this course:

Edwin Wilson and Alvin Goldfarb. Anthology of Living Theater. Third Edition. McGraw Hill, 2008. ISBN 9780073514130

Tennessee Williams. The Glass Menagerie. New Directions Publishing, 1999. ISBN 9780811214049

Students will need access to a computer with a microphone or a headset to record some assignments.

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