AAS 238 / THR 238 (LA) P/D/F Only
American Spectacle: A Theater Conversation Beyond The Proscenium
In this workshop, students will create original writing that is in conversation with American theatrical traditions beyond the proscenium. We will investigate and engage American theatrical forms, such as the freak show, burlesque, courtroom drama, mega-church, street protests, violence as spectacle and more.
Sample reading list:
Nickell, Joe, Secrets of the Sideshow
Wood, Amy Louise, "Lynching and Spectacle"
See instructor for complete list
Each week, the students will be expected to complete short writing exercises (1 - 5 pages) in and outside of class which will account for 35% of the final grade. The writing exercises will be short scripts.
Other Exam - 35%
Class/Precept Participation - 30%
Other (See Instructor) - 35%
Not Open to Freshmen.
There are no text books required for this course. The instructor will prepare handouts for distribution each week.
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