GERST 3215

GERST 3215

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With Schiller's famous treatise on the stage as moral institution, the theater starts to fulfill 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.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: any course at the GERST 3000-3209 level or placement by examination.

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

Comments Taught in German.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17467 GERST 3215   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: any course at the 3000-3209 level in German or placement exam. Taught in German.