Performance and Memory

THTR-T 462 — Fall 2019 — Themester

Days and Times
1:00-2:15 p.m. TR
Course Description

This class will examine the ways artists have used live performance, particularly theatre, to explore the functions and inconsistencies of memory (as both an individual and a collective experience). We will read plays by playwrights including Lynn Nottage, August Wilson, and Tennessee Williams, and attend many Themester events. Accessible to students from a range of majors, this course encourages students to think broadly and make connections to other forms of performance including music, dance, and religious and secular ceremonies. This course counts for the College’s intensive writing requirement.

Instructor: Eleanor Owicki