Why do we imitate the scenes of real life? Why do it on a stage? What can we learn and understand in the process? Can theater-and by extension film and TV-help us to make better moral judgments? Those are only some of the questions we will discuss in this course on German Drama and the vibrant institution that is contemporary German Theater. Beyond reading and discussing plays, as well as watching and analyzing performances, we will also stage our own performance. In addition to the analytical and critical tools to approach theater in particular and dramatic performance in general, the course will provide students with the linguistic skills necessary for engaging with complex cultural topics in German. Readings and discussions in German. Prerequisite: German 302D and German 340C/340D OR German 341/341D OR German 342/342D or permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies.
Course Attributes: AS HUM; AS LCD; AS LS; AS WI I; FA HUM; EN H; AR HUM