Theatre and Theatricality (LIT 060H)

Andrew said almost nothing in class discussions. None of his written work delivered a fully developed argument, but each indicated razorsharp intelligence, terrific wit, and ability to turn out finely polished writing. His rewrite of the final scene of Tartuffe was especially acute. Intriguing work.

Course description:┬áStudents studied the comedies: Birds of Aristophanes, Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, Moliere’s Tartuffe, and Sondheim and Lapine’s Into the Woods. Students considered the effects of acting, directing, design, and music on the meaning of a performance, evaluated different kinds and examples of staging, and did various performance experiments. Evaluation is based on class participation, creative assignments, and four essays.

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