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

Jeffrey Ullom
Associate Professor of Theater, CWRU
Tuesdays, October 11-November 29
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.

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