Fine Arts

The Theatre in History 1: Dramatic Literature, History, Theory, and Criticism of the Ancient World

Theatre 210

The history of theatre as an art, as a medium of cultural expression and communication, and as a social institution. The theatre of the past is examined both for its own artistic techniques and for the light that it may shed on the cultural patterns and values of the societies in which it has served as a forum of the public imagination. THE 210 investigates the drama and theatre of preliterary cultures, ancient Greece and Rome, medieval Europe, and the traditional civilizations of the Orient.