Academic Catalog 2017-2018 
    
    Jul 22, 2019  
Academic Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ATH 240 - Theatre Criticism

Course Units: 1
(Spring; Venning) This is an intensive and practical course on reading and writing dramatic criticism. A look at the concepts and practices of theatre criticism in American Theatre 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 theatre review and an ability to critically view theatre productions. Writing will include research essays, response papers and critical reviews of play scripts as well as performances on campus and at professional theatres. CC: LCC, HUM



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