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Lecture 1

THEA 3331 Lecture 1: Lecture 1


Department
Theatre
Course Code
THEA 3331
Professor
Alberto Guevara
Lecture
1

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Main Objectives
Sharing knowledge
To help students nd their own voices
Discovering new perspectives and questions through dialogue
Description
The course examines the use of theatre, spectacle, and theatricality – by the
state by oppositional groups, and by performance practitioners
Goals of the Course
Use performance theory and practice as a framework for analyzing and
presenting a variety of power relations
Explore the ways in which performances create and reinforce collective
senses of belonging, exclusion, memory and desire
Look at continuities and di$erences between historical and contemporary
staging of power
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