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DRAM 101 History of Theatre

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Course Description

Discover theatre throughout the ages: Ancient Greek, Medieval, Renaissance, Neoclassical, Modern, and Contemporary. Discover major developments in theatre from centuries past, and how they related to the cultural, political and social conditions of their time. Read & analyze plays from the canon, recognizing their historic relevance while encountering famous characters and discovering the structure of their stories. Study theatre architecture & stage design, learn about major historical figures, and explore theatre’s dynamic role in both historic and contemporary society.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements:Area C1
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area C1), UC (IGETC Area 3A)