Academic Catalog 2016-2017 
    
    Oct 26, 2020  
Academic Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ATH 240 - Theater Criticism

Course Units: 1
(Not offered this Academic Year) This is an intensive and practical course on reading and writing dramatic criticism. A look at the concepts and practices of theater criticism in American Theater begins with a discussion of major theories of Western drama, from Aristotle to Artaud. Through the reading and discussion of contemporary examples of dramatic criticism and directed studies in techniques of journalistic writing students will gain an understanding of the nature and function of a theater review and an ability to critically view theater productions. Writing will include research essays, response papers and critical reviews of play scripts as well as performances on campus and at professional theaters. CC: LCC, HUM



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