History Through Theater

Course Description

Explores history through the complex medium of theater. Focuses on a variety of dramatic and theatrical techniques, including readers’ theater, role-playing debates, improvisation and formal dramatizations. Scripts historical literature into performance. Studies various plays in order to gain a broader understanding of key historical issues in diverse cultures.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate in writing an understanding of the history, practice and purposes of drama and the theatre arts.
  • Identify problems specific to the creation and staging of dramatic works.
  • Identify and assess points of intersection between the dramatic arts and pedagogy.
  • Write and stage dramatic works based upon historical events.
  • Instruct others in the use of drama as a pedagogical tool for the study of history.


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