Academic Catalog

THEA201 HISTORY OF THEATRE

Course Code: 6430201
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-1)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Department: Music And Fine Arts
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Assoc.Prof.Dr. FATMA NECLA IKIGL
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Content

201/This course will cover the beginnings of theatre, the ancient rituals, and the theatrical nature of the ancient rituals. Then, the Ancient Greek and Roman Theatres will be introduced. While surveys of the Ancient Greek and Roman Theatres are given, the famous genres of the period will be introduced such as comedy, tragedy. The representative playwrights of both periods will also be introduced. Following this, the Medieval Theatre and the theatrical activities of the period will be observed. After this, the Renaissance Period will be studied with its contribution to the theatre and the theatrical events. Finally, the Elizabethan Theatre and Shakespeares significance as a man of theatre will be observed.