Aug 12, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog

THR 104 History of Theater II - Restoration-Present

Prerequisite: THR 103  
3 credits

This is the second of two courses in the study of the history of Western theater. This course covers the time period from the English Restoration to contemporary theater. Included will be an examination of the Restoration, comedy of manners, the well-made play, the rise of naturalism, the avant-garde and absurdism. The course includes a study of plays, historical documents, contemporary writing and a pictorial overview of theater architecture, costumes and scenic designs. Both the artistic and cultural viewpoints are examined.