21L.016 / 21M.616 Learning from the Past: Drama, Science, Performance, Spring 2007
Author(s)Henderson, Diana; Sonenberg, Janet
Learning from the Past: Drama, Science, Performance
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This class explores the creation (and creativity) of the modern scientific and cultural world through study of western Europe in the 17th century, the age of Descartes and Newton, Shakespeare, Rembrandt and Moliere. It compares period thinking to present-day debates about the scientific method, art, religion, and society. This team-taught, interdisciplinary subject draws on a wide range of literary, dramatic, historical, and scientific texts and images, and involves theatrical experimentation as well as reading, writing, researching and conversing.
history, art and science, art vs. science, history of science, religion, natural philosophy, mathematics, literature, cosmology, physics, astronomy, alchemy, chemistry, plays, theater history, cultural studies, Shakespeare, Ford, Tate, Behn, Francis Bacon, Burton, Hobbes, Boyle, 17th century, England, english history, Charles I, Charles II, Cromwell
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