Dram 205 -
Lectures: Tuesdays 2:30pm – 4:30pm, Humphrey Auditorium
Screenings: Mondays 6:30pm – 9:00pm, Humphrey Auditorium
(or Mondays 8:30am-11:00am in Theo 102)
(SCREENINGS ARE MANDATORY. However, we will try to make alternate arrangements for people who can’t attend screenings on Monday nights)
We use stories to make sense of our world, and the theatre has long been one of the main ways in which we’ve shared those stories with each other. Since the arrival of film and other televisual media, however, the theatre has experienced something of an identity crisis. Forced from its traditional position as the dominant mode of performance-based storytelling, theatre has had to re-examine not only how it tells stories, but also how it can tell stories.
DRAM205 is an investigation of theatre storytelling conducted in the context of the arrival of these new media technologies. We will discuss theatre relation to filmed media as a means of identifying some of the conventions and communicative languages that are unique to theatre and theatrical storytelling. Put another way, we will explore what it is that makes theatre theatrical, and we will look at how some theatrical modes of expression have been used in televisual media to enhance the storytelling experience.
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