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Theatre History II
THEATRE HST II
CLASS CODE: TA 402 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS
DEPARTMENT: THEATRE
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: The second half of theatre history: Renaissance and Baroque, French and Italian, English 1642-1800, 18th-Century European and American, Romanticism, Realism, Contemporary, and Postmodern Theatre. This course covers the development of theatre after Shakespeare's day to the present, discussing the arrival of new styles, showing the influence all of these time periods and how the people involved have shaped the theatre we know today.
TAUGHT: Fall 2004
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Restoration theatre in England, developments in European theatre from the end of the 17th Century to world theatre as we find it today.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Develop the ability to understand the history of movements, thoughts, actions, writing and individuals as related to the theatre arts from eh Restoration to the presents. Develop the ability to analyze historical documents and create a criteria for understanding what constitutes high-quality dramatic history, theory and literature.
REQUIREMENTS: Study of the development of theatre in all these historical periods.
Study of the dramatic literature and production theory of each historical period.
Read and report on at least one play from each time period or style.
Participate in at least one discussion panel. See all the departmental theatre productions of the semester and write a report for each.
Write two research papers on subjects drawn from the information discussed this semester.
PREREQUISITES: TA 116: Dramatic Structure and Analysis.
For students with an emphasis in Theatre, TA 401 is a prerequisite for TA 402.
For students with an emphasis in Technical Theatre students, TA 401 is not required.
OTHER: TA 402 is required for students with an emphasis in Theatre or Technical Theatre.
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001