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FREN 237: Page and Stage: The Performance of Culture

What better place to study notions of gender, identity, class, race (and more) than in the performative arena of the theater? In this class we’ll examine a broad range of plays while staging excerpts of many of them. What is the importance of blocking and costume? How do modernizations and other modifications affect the reception of a dramatic work? We’ll put these questions to the test while engaging with such authors as Molière, Marivaux, Beckett, Ionesco, Genet, and Reza. Prerequisite: French 204 or equivalent
6 credits; LA, IS; Not offered 2020-2021