PMA 3753

PMA 3753

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

Drama Across Borders will track the journey of several contemporary plays translated to and from English. We will explore how plays transform in translation and attain a different meaning in a new language and context. Among other case studies, we will discover how a play in Arabic from Syria makes its way to an English-language staging in New York, and follow the voyage of a Pulitzer-prize winning American play to its Mandarin Chinese world-premiere in Beijing. Beyond the literal translation of the text, this course will investigate how drama crosses borders through the casting of actors, costume and set design, direction, music, and promotion. We will read plays, essays, see live performances, watch videos, and welcome guest artists. All course materials in English.

When Offered Spring.

Breadth Requirement (GB)
Distribution Category (CA-AS)
Course Subfield (HTC)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded