This isn’t your average Theatre History class. In this fun, gossipy, fact-based, playwright-interview-centered course, the faculty takes you from the Ancient Egyptians to the postmodernists in Theatre. Each class centers on one or two plays that represent their particular movement, style, and place in Theatre History. You will discuss how those plays were received in their time period, and discuss the playwrights who wrote those plays. There will be a lot of behind-the-scenes stories and theatre lore included in this course.
You will discuss the Greeks, the Romans, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Restoration, Realism, Surrealism, American Realism, Expressionism, Feminist Drama, Post-Modernism and more!
Sample of topics covered in this course:
You will come away from this course with a comprehensive understanding of basic theatre history and with memorable anecdotes and facts about playwrights and their theatrical styles.
None, First Year Conservatory students are required to take Theatre History
Class is once a week for 2 hours