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THEA 270: Performance Theory

Term: Spring

Credits: 4

Degree Requirements:

This course examines what performance does and investigates how performance works, paying particular attention to the presumed boundaries of theatrical performance that are often ideologically determined. The course considers space and time, concepts of identity, cultural theory, 'performativity,' theatre metaphors that pervade philosophy and the social sciences, and the ways in which artists have experimented with performance in order to change their worlds.

Prerequisites: none.