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THEA 360: Introduction to Theatre in India

Term: Fall

Credits: 4

Degree Requirements: F9

This course is an interdisciplinary look at forms of performance in India, doing some history, literature, religious studies, politics, cultural theory, and performance studies. Topics include Vedic and epic literature, classical Sanskrit drama and aesthetics, performance such as Kathakali and Ramlila that developed in the modern period, contemporary drama and performance activism, and some Bollywood film. The course provides an introduction to Hinduism and assumes no significant familiarity with India or with performance theory.

Prerequisites: none.