May 29, 2020  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FAA 2505 - The Politics of Performance: Theatre, Government, and Social Change

Credits: 4
Theatre has consistently made a significant impact on the socio-political structures in which it is performed. From the politics of the ancient world to the present day, theatre artists have used their art form to challenge the status quo, to expose unjust systems of oppression, to effect change in the social network. Likewise, government uses elements of theatre to promote particular agendas and suppress individuals and social groups who challenge the dominant groups claims to political power. Drawing of the long and varied history of theatre, this course will explore the political nature of theatre and the relationship between theatre arts, political ideologies, institutional structures, and efforts at social change between 1900 and the present day.
Fulfills: AL in LS Core