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21M.621 Theater and Cultural Diversity in the U.S., Spring 2004

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Show simple item record DeFrantz, Thomas en_US
dc.coverage.temporal Spring 2004 en_US 2004-06
dc.identifier 21M.621-Spring2004
dc.identifier local: 21M.621
dc.identifier local: IMSCP-MD5-f30d7191fa8d5cdf3afe0294c2211d84
dc.description.abstract A study of contemporary North American theater movements and selected individual works that are organized around issues of ethnic and socio-cultural identity. Class lectures and discussions analyze samples of African-American, Chicano, Asian-American, Puerto Rican and Native American theater taking into consideration their historical and political context. Performance exercises help students identify the theatrical context and theatrical forms and techniques used by these theaters. From the course home page: Course Description This course explores contemporary American theatrical expression as it may be organized around issues of ethnic and cultural identity. This exploration will include the analysis of performances, scripts, and video documentation, as well as the invention of original documents of theatrical expression. Class lectures and discussions will analyze samples of Native American, Chicano, African American, and Asian American theater, taking into consideration the historical and political context for the creation of these works. Performance exercises will help students identify theatrical forms and techniques used by these theaters, and how these techniques contribute to the overall goals of specific theatrical expressions. en_US
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dc.subject Theater en_US
dc.subject Culture en_US
dc.subject Diversity en_US
dc.subject Performance en_US
dc.subject American en_US
dc.subject African en_US
dc.subject Asian en_US
dc.subject Script en_US
dc.subject Video en_US
dc.subject Chicano en_US
dc.subject Native American en_US
dc.subject Political en_US
dc.subject Act en_US
dc.subject Dance en_US
dc.subject diversity en_US
dc.subject united states en_US
dc.subject gender en_US
dc.title 21M.621 Theater and Cultural Diversity in the U.S., Spring 2004 en_US
dc.title.alternative Theater and Cultural Diversity in the U.S. en_US

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