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THEA 201 History of Theater (CORE–Methods of Inquiry/Aesthetic Appreciation/Literature)

(First semester/3 credits) 

This course will examine the history and development of Western forms of theater, including the theater of Ancient Greece, Medieval Europe, the Renaissance, Restoration England, modern Europe and contemporary America. Special attention will be paid to the history of performance. Area theatrical performances, theatres and other resources (including field trips) will be integrated into readings. This course will provide direct experiential learning, online forums for discussion and classroom analysis.