THEA190-000: Fresh Seminar

January 10, 2017 - April 24, 2017
DaysTimeLocationInstructorGERCreditOPUS #
1:00pm - 2:15pm
Rich Building 201
Evenden, Michael Thomas
Appropriate for First Year students.

An introductory seminar on a special topic in theater studies.

Special Evidence-Focused Seminar. For more information:

Shakespeare's First Folio is one of the most revered and influential texts in Western, and, indeed, world culture. But why is it valued, and what has it to tell us--on the obvious and the more hidden levels? This seminar will involve students in detective work, looking to discern the many layers that lie beneath this object's surface, reading for sense, nonsense, and anomalies, digging into controversies on the original plays and original productions that lie in the dhadows, plus the printing practices and the assumptions of the creators of the book, and the many ways later editors, actors, directors, and schoalrs have tried to mine the secrets of the Folio. Students need have no prior experience with Shakespeare--curiosity and determination will suffice. The course will use individual reports, online assignments, experiments in reading and acting the texts aloud, study of modern productions of Shakespeare, and no more than one small quiz. Strong emphasis on group collaboration and participation.

  1. Emma Smith
    The Making of Shakespeare's First Folio
Assignment/ExamDetails% of Total Grade
Online Assignments
Performance Experiments

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