DRE358H5 • The Audience and the Theatre

A theoretical and historical examination of the theatrical performance with a focus on the role of the audience. Topics will include the shifting relationship with performers, both collaborative and manipulative, a reflection on what makes theatre audiences different from other audiences, and what precisely happens at various stages of the playgoing experience. The second part of the semester will be devoted to a series of historical case studies, ranging from ancient Greece through Shakespearian England to 17th-century Spain and 20th-century Germany.

4.0 full credits, including DRE/ENG121H5 and DRE/ENG122H5; or permission of the UTM program director.
In Class
Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies