The Japanese Theater


This course is an investigation, using English materials, of the major developments and forms of the Japanese theater, from Noh and its antecedents to the rise of a modern drama. While less concerned with the performative aspects of theatrical arts (though these will be introduced via videos), emphasis is placed on the ways in which dramatic texts influenced and borrowed from the literary tradition. Readings are from major theatrical texts, secondary studies on Japanese theater, and literary sources. Undergraduates enroll in the 400-level section; 500-level section is for graduate students only. Fulfills premodern elective for EALC major. Prerequisite: junior level or above or permission of instructor.
Course Attributes: EN H; AS HUM; AS LCD; AS SD I; FA HUM

Section 01

The Japanese Theater
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