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THEA 1900 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Guillermo Verdecchia, Obsidian Theatre, Theatre Journal

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Department
Theatre
Course Code
THEA 1900
Professor
Alberto Guevara
Lecture
10

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THEA 1900 Intercultural Theatre and Performance in Toronto
Course Webpage: https://moodle.yorku.ca
Term: Winter Term 2014
Brief Course Description:
This course introduces non-theatre majors to theatre practices, performance styles and
artists who reflect the diversity of Toronto’s multi-ethnic population. Students will attend
lectures, discuss issues related to intercultural theatre and performance and will attend
and write about professional theatre and performance productions in and around
Toronto.
Course Director
Alberto Guevara
310 CFT
aguevara@yorku.ca
Office Hours: by appointment
Please note, for any questions or discussion all students should meet with their tutorial
leaders. If further resolution is required the tutorial leader will contact the course director
for guidance. Students may not make an appointment with the course director, without
prior in-person consultation with their respective tutorial leaders
Time and Location
Fridays (See schedule for details), 12:30pm 2:15 pm, ACW 109
Face to face (Tutorials) consultations 12:30 to 2:30 on the days of performances:
January 24th, February 7th, February 28, March 14, and March 28th. You can always
make an appointment to speak with your TA at any time.
Tutorial Groups 1 & 2: Marlene Mendonca
mendonca@yorku.ca
Course consultation by email and on January 24th, February 7th, February 28, March 14,
and March 28th
Tutorial Groups 5 & 6: Kimberley McLeod
kmcleod1@yorku.ca
Course consultation by email and on January 24th, February 7th, February 28, March 14,
and March 28th
Tutorial Groups 3 & 4: David Owen
ddowen@yorku.ca
Course consultation by email and on January 24th, February 7th, February 28, March 14,
and March 28th
Tutorial Group 7: Lauren Fournier
lgfournier@gmail.com
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Course consultation by email and on January 24th, February 7th, February 28, March 14,
and March 28th
Tutorial Groups 9 & 10: Anton Wagner
awagner@yorku.ca
Course consultation by email and on January 24th, February 7th, February 28, March 14,
and March 28th
SCHEDULE: (This is a general guideline and is subject to changes at the course director’s
discretion, please pay attention to announcements in Moodle).
WEEK ONE (JAN 10th): Course introduction
Introduction to the course –Discussion of syllabus (No readings required)
WEEK TWO (Jan 17th): (Live Lecture in Class) Intro to Theatre: On How Theatre
Affects
READINGS: 1. Selden Samuel Creating a Feeling in the Theatre Reviewed: Educational
Theatre Journal, Vol. 10, No. 2 (May, 1958), pp. 97-100 (Jstor)
2. Gregory S. Jay Knowledge, Power, and the Struggle for Representation
College English, Vol. 56, No. 1. (Jan., 1994), pp. 9-29. (Jstor)
3. Silvija Jestrovic,Playwright between Languages” at
http://www.utoronto.ca/tsq/01/playwright.shtml
4. Notes on Guillermo Verdecchia
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/articles/guillermo-verdecchia
Spotlight on Cahoots Theatre
WEEK THREE (Jan 24th): Theatre and Performance # 1
Important: online forum discussion from January 25 at noon to January 27 at midnight
Face to face tutorials available: 12:30 to 1:30 tutorials 1 to 6 and 1:30 to 2:30 tutorials 7
to 10
WEEK FOUR (January 31st): (Online Lecture, don’t have to come to class) Diasporic
Imaginations and Theatre
(You have from noon January 31st to noon Feb 3rd to login)
Readings: 1. Knowles Ric 2010 “Performing Intercultural Memory in the Diasporic
Present: The Case of Toronto.” “Ethnic Multicultural and Intercultural Theatre”
(Critical) Perspectives on Canadian Theatre in English, vol. 14, Ric Knowles and
Ingrid Mundel, eds. (16 pages total) (KIT)
2. Kim Solga. Artifacting an Intercultural Nation: Theatre Replacements BIOBOXES
TDR: The Drama Review, Volume 54, Number 1, Spring 2010 (T 205), pp. 161-166
(Jstor)
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