GERST 3215

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With Schiller's famous treatise on the stage as moral institution, the theater starts to fullfil a moral, pedagogical, public task. The landscape of German theater is unique because of a political commitment to (and subsidies for) this, the maybe most social art form. The course will explore the particular history of German theater and the texts that form its aesthetic and theoretical basis (Schiller, Brecht). How does the form of the drama change with historical and political changes (from identification or catharsis to alienation and participation)? How does theater change when not "text" but "performance" becomes a focus, pushing against the 4th wall, and spilling onto the streets? Authors/performers include: Friedrich Schiller, Bertolt Brecht, Heiner Müller, Elfriede Jelinek, Kathrin Röggla, Christoph Schlingensief, René Pollesch, She She Pop, LIGNA, Geheimagentur, Rimini Protokoll.  

When Offered Spring.

Distribution Category (CA-AS)
Language Requirement Satisfies Option 1.

Comments Taught in German.

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17140GERST 3215  SEM 101

  • Taught in German. Satisfies Option 1.