FRE 423/523 Theatre, Performance, Spectacle (3)

Reading theater is, by definition, an incomplete act, for what makes a play theatrical is not the written script, but its performance to a group of spectators. This course considers the notion of “performativity” through an exploration of different modes and genres of theater and performance in French language traditions. May include: plays from the middle ages to the 21st century; examples of performance art, music, dance, or opera; theories of theatre, performance, and spectacle from Aristotle to Artaud and Butler.

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