May 18, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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THEA 1120 - Asian Theatre (3CR)


(3L) In this course, students will explore the theatrical forms of Asia, specifically the countries of China, Japan, India, Indonesia, and Burma. We will study the form and content of theatrical practices such as kabuki, noh, Chinese opera, banraku, buto, kathakali, and kyogen. Students also will study the theatrical theory underlying these practices; examples include the ancient Sanskrit treatise Natayasastra and the treatise by Zeami on the subject of Noh drama. Finally, students will read plays exemplary of these various theatrical practices.

Prerequisites: None.



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