THE 124 - Latin American Theatre and Performance (Same as LAT 124)

This survey course will look at major trends and directions in Latin American theatre by drawing on plays and performance ensembles of the mid-twentieth century to the present. We will look at the work of some of the most influential playwrights, directors, and ensembles as they grapple with their political, national, and cultural contexts, and discuss these artists’ dual commitment to social conscience and artistic expression. We will read manifestoes and plays by many of Latin America’s major playwrights and performing artists, as well as critical writing by scholars and historians. We will also engage with documentary films and videos of performances.
Prerequisite: SPE 100 or THE 100 or LAT 100

Course Credit: 3

Lab Hours: 0HRS.