Development of Western Theatre - 5th century BCE – 16th century CE (Remote)

Instructor(s)
Jeffrey Ullom
Associate Professor of Theater, CWRU
Location
Online
Date
Tuesdays, October 11-November 29
Time
10 - 11:30 a.m. ET

This course explores the foundations of theater in Western civilization, beginning with Greece and then charting and analyzing the developments in playwriting, design, acting and theater architecture. Students read a wide variety of plays from Aeschylus to the English Renaissance in order to obtain a comprehensive understanding of the history of the art form, but also learn how theater has played an integral societal function as a medium of political, economic, and cultural commentary.  

Read: Several plays, all available online, including works by Aeschylus, Euripides, Sophocles, Plautus, and Marlowe.

Member of Lifelong Learning Cost
$140
Nonmember Cost
$172