THARĀ 4200. History of Theatre 1. 3 cr. hrs.

A chronological survey of theatre history, dramatic literature and theory from its origins to the beginnings of realism. Particular emphasis paid to major periods of theatrical achievement in the context of the culture in which they began, studying plays and critical writings as well as conjectural and documented styles in acting, design and production methods. Prereq: Soph. stndg.