Drama in Theory and Practice
CAS EN 519
May be repeated for credit as topics vary. Topic for Fall 2012: Social and Political Theatre. A seminar in the social/political role of theatre addressing writers who have dramatized the pressing issues of their times (Aeschylus through Nottage). Theatrical forms are explored to help students deal forcefully with issues that illuminate the present. Topic for Spring 2013: Solo Performance: Theory and Practice. A survey of contemporary one-person plays and analysis of the form, including confessional, historical, documentary. Also monologuists and performance artists. Time is dedicated to creating original one- person plays, with a performance workshop at semester's end.