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THTR 1503 Performing Politics (Spring: 6 )

Course Description

This course explores how marginalized and oppressed people have used public performances—in the theatre and on the streets—to make political claims about human rights and social justice. We will examine a range of political plays and protest movements, asking how and why do relatively powerless people use public performances to make political claims? Can theatre be both good politics and good art? Students will create their own political performances (e.g. short plays, puppet shows, videos, etc.), learning about various aspects of theatre while developing a better understanding of their own political views and interests.

Instructor(s): Jennie Purnell
Luke Jorgenson

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: POLI1031

Comments: Core Renewal Course:Complex Problems

Last Updated: 24-Jun-17