SPAN 447 A: Modern Latin American Theater

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Meeting Time: 
MW 1:30pm - 3:20pm
Location: 
LOW 118
SLN: 
19391
Instructor:
Samuel Jaffee

Syllabus Description:

Spanish 447: Modern Latin American Theater

Vengeful Antigones and Visiting Fish

This course offers a survey of trends in 20th-century Spanish American drama and the use of a theatrical discourse composed of performance, gesture, and oral delivery to respond to political and social concerns and propose alternatives for the way forward. Topics studied: Aristotelian theater in the context of the Argentina "grotesco-criollo," Bertolt Brecht's "epic" theater, the theater of the absurd, the theater of commitment, and the theater of cruelty. Works studied may include those by Usigli and Carballido (Mexico), Triana (Cuba), Gambaro and Discepolo (Argentina), Diaz (Chile). Projects may include collective dramatic representations.

Catalog Description: 
Study of the origin, development, and achievements of Latin American theater with an overview of its history prior to the twentieth century. Prerequisite: either SPAN 303 or SPAN 316; SPAN 321. Instructors: Witte
GE Requirements: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
October 17, 2016 - 12:51pm