Course Code: THTR 253
Academic Year: 2020-2021
Theatre History II looks at the evolution of theatre in Canada. The course examines playwrights, changing playing spaces and technology, performance theory, the organization of theatre producing, as well as the political and social context of Canadian theatre. These aspects of theatre are considered from the perspective of the future theatre practitioner with an emphasis on their application to theatre practice today. This course will consider the changes to theatre practice and significant people and events instrumental in those changes. Although the primary focus of the course is the Canadian context, students are exposed to elements of theatre practice from other cultures that have had an influence on contemporary dramatic theory and practice. The course emphasizes research methods and materials. Students are required to do significant research individually and collectively.