2018-2019 University Catalogue 
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2018-2019 University Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GERM 485 - Drama

Examines the history, theory, and practice of German drama with a focus on a selection of major dramatic works from the 18th century to the present. As theater continues to thrive as a unique aesthetic and social institution of German-speaking Europe, students conduct a performance-oriented study of theater as a medium of cultural and transcultural communication. Canonical playwrights to be studied may include Lessing, Schiller, Goethe, Kleist, Büchner, Ibsen, Brecht, Peter Weiss, and Heiner Müller. Contemporary playwrights may include Elfriede Jelinek, Falk Richter, Sibylle Berg, Roland Schimmelpfennig, Nurkan Erpulat and Dea Loher. Investigating the genre of the bürgerliches Trauerspiel, the Volksstuck, epic theater, postdrama, and postmigratory theater, students also undertake experiments in drama pedagogy.

Credits: 1.00
Corequisite: GERM 485L  
Prerequisites: Two GERM 300-level courses
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: None
Area of Inquiry: Human Thought and Expression
Liberal Arts CORE: None

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