Dramatic Performance: Renaissance to the Present

Dramatic Performance: Renaissance to the Present
Civilization from Renaissance through present, primarily from perspective of dramatic literature and performance. Ways in which performance functions within particular socioeconomic, political, religious, and aesthetic perspectives.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 TaughtWinter, Summer
 ProgramsContaining TMA 202
Course Outcomes

Historical Context

Students will demonstrate a general working knowledge of major historical periods, philosophical trends, and performance movements and will draw connections between society and performance, through writing and class discussion.

Great Works

Students will analyze great works of literature through multiple perspectives-society, culture, politics, economics, gender roles, religion-to better understand the ways in which dramatic performance functioned in particular times and places.


Students will appraise 1) how we represent the world, others, and ourselves and 2) the consequences of these representations for our families, our communities, and ourselves.