Gender and Theatre (3) A study of theatre and drama literature as formed by issues of gender, race, and ethnic background.
THEA 207 Gender and Theatre (3)
(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.
Theatre 207 provides a basic survey of issues of representations of gender identity in theatre. The course will trace women's experiences in theatre from their absence on European classical stages to the more recent formation of feminist theatres. The course will explore issues of sexual orientation and gender identity as presented through drama and performance. The plats and writings chosen for study may include selections from African, European, African American, Latina, Asian American, Anglo American, and Native American playwrights. The course will examine issues of gender as they are presented by women of different races and cultures, by men of different races and cultures, and by women and men of various sexual orientations. The goal of the course is to examine the ways theatre and theatrical performances have portrayed individuals within a pluralistic society based on gender identity and ethnicity. Theatre has existed in every known civilization, but until recently, the contributions of predominantly white European males have provided the basis for the study of theatre. Most drama anthologies include plays written predominantly by white European males. By focusing on gender as it has been and is portrayed in theatre from diverse perspectives, THEA 207 will encourage an aesthetic appreciation of the art of theatre while exploring issues of gender identity on artistic creation and critical response.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.