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Department ofTheatre and Dance

THTR 41 - Critical Perspectives in Performance A

Explores the dynamic relationships among theatrical space, acting styles, dramatic texts, and audience reception. This course will engage these perspectives with a special focus on performing faith, staging power, and dramatizing identity. (4 units)

"We used to teach theatre history in a traditional, chronological method...We wanted to have a more dynamic and flexible approach that really asks the serious questions of why performance matters, how it speaks to the time it originated from, and what it says about the people to whom it's supposed to be speaking for and about." - Courtney Elkin Mohler