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21M.873 Theater Arts Topics (MIT) 21M.873 Theater Arts Topics (MIT)

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Directed practice in acting, directing, or design on a sustained theater piece, either one-act or full length, from pre-rehearsal preparation to workshop production. Directed practice in acting, directing, or design on a sustained theater piece, either one-act or full length, from pre-rehearsal preparation to workshop production.

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Acting; directing; design; theater; one-act; full length; pre-rehearsal; workshop; production; theater arts; directed practice; stagecraft; Dramashop; rehearsal; Anne Washburn; play; The Internationalist; Sonenberg; auditions; technical. | Acting; directing; design; theater; one-act; full length; pre-rehearsal; workshop; production; theater arts; directed practice; stagecraft; Dramashop; rehearsal; Anne Washburn; play; The Internationalist; Sonenberg; auditions; technical. | Acting; | Acting; | Acting | Acting | directing | directing | design | design | theater | theater | one-act | one-act | full length | full length | pre-rehearsal | pre-rehearsal | workshop | workshop | production | production | theater arts | theater arts | directed practice | directed practice | stagecraft | stagecraft | Dramashop | Dramashop | rehearsal | rehearsal | Anne Washburn | Anne Washburn | play | play | The Internationalist | The Internationalist | Sonenberg | Sonenberg | auditions | auditions | technical | technical

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Dilapidated Campus Theater - Tallahassee Dilapidated Campus Theater - Tallahassee

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theater | theater | florida | florida | theaters | theaters | tallahassee | tallahassee | abandonedbuildings | abandonedbuildings | dilapidations | dilapidations | theleontheater | theleontheater

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Theatre Royal, Hawkins Street, Dublin Theatre Royal, Hawkins Street, Dublin

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ireland | ireland | dublin | dublin | theater | theater | 20thcentury | 20thcentury | eason | eason | royaltheater | royaltheater | wintergardens | wintergardens | hippodrome | hippodrome | glassnegative | glassnegative | hawkinsstreet | hawkinsstreet | leinster | leinster | codublin | codublin | nationallibraryofireland | nationallibraryofireland | easonson | easonson | easoncollection | easoncollection | easonphotographiccollection | easonphotographiccollection | theaterroyalhippodromeandwintergardens | theaterroyalhippodromeandwintergardens

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State Theater - Miami State Theater - Miami

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florida | florida | miami | miami | theater | theater | statetheater | statetheater | movietheaters | movietheaters

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Fotosho Theater on East Flagler Street - Miami Fotosho Theater on East Flagler Street - Miami

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florida | florida | theaters | theaters | fotoshotheater | fotoshotheater

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21M.734 Lighting Design for the Theatre (MIT) 21M.734 Lighting Design for the Theatre (MIT)

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This class explores the artistry of Lighting Design. Students gain an overall technical working knowledge of the tools of the trade, and learn how, and where to apply them to a final design. However essential technical expertise is, the class stresses the artistic, conceptual, collaborative side of the craft. The class format is a "hands on" approach, with a good portion of class time spent in a theatre. This class explores the artistry of Lighting Design. Students gain an overall technical working knowledge of the tools of the trade, and learn how, and where to apply them to a final design. However essential technical expertise is, the class stresses the artistic, conceptual, collaborative side of the craft. The class format is a "hands on" approach, with a good portion of class time spent in a theatre.

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Lighting | Lighting | Design | Design | Theatre | Theatre | Stagecraft | Stagecraft | Technical | Technical | Stage | Stage | Production | Production | Theater | Theater | theatrical lighting design | theatrical lighting design | Boston theater | Boston theater | theater architecture | theater architecture | written script analysis | written script analysis | plot | plot | paperwork | paperwork | theoretical design | theoretical design | spatial adaptation | spatial adaptation | artistry | artistry | storyboards | storyboards

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21M.873 Theater Arts Topics (MIT)

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Directed practice in acting, directing, or design on a sustained theater piece, either one-act or full length, from pre-rehearsal preparation to workshop production.

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Acting; directing; design; theater; one-act; full length; pre-rehearsal; workshop; production; theater arts; directed practice; stagecraft; Dramashop; rehearsal; Anne Washburn; play; The Internationalist; Sonenberg; auditions; technical. | Acting; | Acting | directing | design | theater | one-act | full length | pre-rehearsal | workshop | production | theater arts | directed practice | stagecraft | Dramashop | rehearsal | Anne Washburn | play | The Internationalist | Sonenberg | auditions | technical

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21M.873 Theater Arts Topics - Suburbia (MIT) 21M.873 Theater Arts Topics - Suburbia (MIT)

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Includes audio/video content: AV special element audio. Directed practice in acting, production, or design on a sustained theater piece, either one-act or full length, from pre-rehearsal preparation to workshop production. Consult Theater Arts Office. Includes directed practice in stagecraft. Dramashop rehearses a production of Eric Bogosian's play "subUrbia" for presentation the first two weekends in February. Visiting artist, David R. Gammons, directs. Approximately 10 roles filled by auditions. Students can receive up to six credits for acting or technical positions. Schedule of rehearsals to be arranged, but actors should be available during the afternoon. Students must be available for performances in early February. This course is offered during the Independent Activities Period Includes audio/video content: AV special element audio. Directed practice in acting, production, or design on a sustained theater piece, either one-act or full length, from pre-rehearsal preparation to workshop production. Consult Theater Arts Office. Includes directed practice in stagecraft. Dramashop rehearses a production of Eric Bogosian's play "subUrbia" for presentation the first two weekends in February. Visiting artist, David R. Gammons, directs. Approximately 10 roles filled by auditions. Students can receive up to six credits for acting or technical positions. Schedule of rehearsals to be arranged, but actors should be available during the afternoon. Students must be available for performances in early February. This course is offered during the Independent Activities Period

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Acting | Acting | directing | directing | design | design | theater | theater | one-act | one-act | full length | full length | pre-rehearsal | pre-rehearsal | workshop | workshop | production | production | theater arts | theater arts | directed practice | directed practice | stagecraft | stagecraft | Dramashop | Dramashop | rehearsal | rehearsal | subUrbia | subUrbia | David Gammons | David Gammons | Eric Bogosian | Eric Bogosian | play | play | auditions | auditions | technical | technical | audio | audio | video | video | images | images

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Theatre of Dionysos

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Collection: A. D. White Architectural Photographs, Cornell University Library Accession Number: 15/5/3090.00025 Title: Theatre of Dionysos Photograph date: ca. 1865-ca. 1895 Location: Europe: Greece; Athens Materials: albumen print Image: 8.0315 x 10.0394 in.; 20.4 x 25.5 cm Style: Greek Provenance: Transfer from the College of Architecture, Art and Planning Persistent URI: hdl.handle.net/1813.001/5s81 There are no known U.S. copyright restrictions on this image. The digital file is owned by the Cornell University Library which is making it freely available with the request that, when possible, the Library be credited as its source. We had some help with the geocoding from Web Services by Yahoo!

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cornelluniversitylibrary | theaterofdionysusathensgreece | theaters | landscapes | openairtheaters | amphitheaters | culidentifier:value=155309000025 | culidentifier:lunafield=accessionnumber | pleiades:depicts=579885

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21M.734 Lighting Design for the Theatre (MIT) 21M.734 Lighting Design for the Theatre (MIT)

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This class explores the artistry of Lighting Design. Students gain an overall technical working knowledge of the tools of the trade, and learn how, and where to apply them to a final design. However essential technical expertise is, the class stresses the artistic, conceptual, collaborative side of the craft. The class format is a "hands on" approach, with a good portion of class time spent in a theatre. This class explores the artistry of Lighting Design. Students gain an overall technical working knowledge of the tools of the trade, and learn how, and where to apply them to a final design. However essential technical expertise is, the class stresses the artistic, conceptual, collaborative side of the craft. The class format is a "hands on" approach, with a good portion of class time spent in a theatre.

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Lighting | Lighting | Design | Design | Theatre | Theatre | Stagecraft | Stagecraft | Technical | Technical | Stage | Stage | Production | Production | Theater | Theater | theatrical lighting design | theatrical lighting design | Boston theater | Boston theater | theater architecture | theater architecture | written script analysis | written script analysis | plot | plot | paperwork | paperwork | theoretical design | theoretical design | spatial adaptation | spatial adaptation | artistry | artistry | storyboards | storyboards

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Loew's Normandy Twin Open-Air Theatre drive-in - Jacksonville Loew's Normandy Twin Open-Air Theatre drive-in - Jacksonville

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florida | florida | jacksonville | jacksonville | aerialphotographs | aerialphotographs | motionpicturetheaters | motionpicturetheaters | driveintheaters | driveintheaters | loewsnormandytwinopenairtheatre | loewsnormandytwinopenairtheatre

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libraryofcongress | dc:identifier=httphdllocgovlocpnpggbain30025 | xmlns:dc=httppurlorgdcelements11 | manhattan | newyorkcity | 42ndstreet | 42ndst | 209w42ndstreet | 209w42ndst | republictheatre | thevictorytheater | newvictorytheater | albertwestover | thesignonthedoor | victorytheater

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Drive-in movie theater - Tallahassee Drive-in movie theater - Tallahassee

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florida | florida | tallahassee | tallahassee | driveintheaters | driveintheaters

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21M.734 Lighting Design for the Theatre (MIT)

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This class explores the artistry of Lighting Design. Students gain an overall technical working knowledge of the tools of the trade, and learn how, and where to apply them to a final design. However essential technical expertise is, the class stresses the artistic, conceptual, collaborative side of the craft. The class format is a "hands on" approach, with a good portion of class time spent in a theatre.

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Lighting | Design | Theatre | Stagecraft | Technical | Stage | Production | Theater | theatrical lighting design | Boston theater | theater architecture | written script analysis | plot | paperwork | theoretical design | spatial adaptation | artistry | storyboards

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Night lights in December - Tallahassee

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christmas | night | florida | christmasdecorations | theaters | tallahassee | automobiles | streetscenes | neonsigns | floridatheater

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CMS.801 Media in Transition (MIT) CMS.801 Media in Transition (MIT)

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This course centers on historical eras in which the form and function of media technologies were radically transformed. It includes consideration of the "Gutenberg Revolution," the rise of modern mass media, and the "digital revolution," among other case studies of media transformation and cultural change. Readings cover cultural and social history and historiographic methods. This course centers on historical eras in which the form and function of media technologies were radically transformed. It includes consideration of the "Gutenberg Revolution," the rise of modern mass media, and the "digital revolution," among other case studies of media transformation and cultural change. Readings cover cultural and social history and historiographic methods.

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Media | Media | mass media | mass media | history | history | Gutenberg | Gutenberg | cultural change | cultural change | cultural history | cultural history | social history | social history | historiographic method | historiographic method | books | books | medieval history | medieval history | codex book | codex book | writing | writing | printing | printing | printing press | printing press | stage | stage | theater | theater | renaissance | renaissance | romanticism | romanticism | modernity | modernity | inventions | inventions | photography | photography | nineteenth century | nineteenth century | image | image | telegraph | telegraph | electrification | electrification | communication | communication | Morse | Morse | Daguerreotype | Daguerreotype | Fox Talbot | Fox Talbot | phonograph | phonograph | sound recording | sound recording | radio | radio | broadcasting | broadcasting | film | film | video | video | cinema | cinema | publishing | publishing

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Commerce Street Looking North. Dallas, Texas Commerce Street Looking North. Dallas, Texas

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streets | streets | downtown | downtown | churches | churches | officebuildings | officebuildings | theaters | theaters | ymca | ymca | automobiles | automobiles | trolleys | trolleys | businesses | businesses | majestictheatre | majestictheatre | rppc | rppc | fordmotorcompany | fordmotorcompany | youngmenschristianassociation | youngmenschristianassociation | musichalls | musichalls | joneskeysercompany | joneskeysercompany

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Florida Theatre and staff - Jacksonville Florida Theatre and staff - Jacksonville

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tallahassee | tallahassee | fl | fl | florida | florida | jacksonville | jacksonville | movie | movie | theaters | theaters | motionpictures | motionpictures | floridatheatre | floridatheatre

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21L.005 Introduction to Drama (MIT) 21L.005 Introduction to Drama (MIT)

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Drama might be described as a game played with something sacred. It tells stories that go right to the heart of what people believe about themselves. And it is enacted in the moment, which means it has an added layer of interpretive mystery and playfulness, or "theatricality." This course will explore theater and theatricality across periods and cultures, through intensive engagement with texts and with our own readings. Drama might be described as a game played with something sacred. It tells stories that go right to the heart of what people believe about themselves. And it is enacted in the moment, which means it has an added layer of interpretive mystery and playfulness, or "theatricality." This course will explore theater and theatricality across periods and cultures, through intensive engagement with texts and with our own readings.

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Drama | Drama | literary arts | literary arts | storytelling | storytelling | poetry | poetry | live performance | live performance | ritual | ritual | entertainment | entertainment | communities | communities | social norms | social norms | audiences | audiences | plays | plays | dramatic structure | dramatic structure | performing arts | performing arts | writing | writing | discussion | discussion | writer | writer | speaker | speaker | cultures | cultures | tools | tools | fiction | fiction | ethical | ethical | historical | historical | political | political | artistic | artistic | questions | questions | creativity | creativity | self-awareness | self-awareness | communicate | communicate | theater | theater | outdoor public theatres | outdoor public theatres | scaena frons | scaena frons | many theatre artists | many theatre artists | violence onstage | violence onstage | neoclassical theatre | neoclassical theatre | neoclassical rules | neoclassical rules | medieval theatre | medieval theatre | environmental theatre | environmental theatre | departures from realism | departures from realism | significant playwrights | significant playwrights | first permanent theatre | first permanent theatre | theatre history | theatre history | theatre architecture | theatre architecture | selective realism | selective realism | neoclassical ideals | neoclassical ideals | autos sacramentales | autos sacramentales | formal theatre | formal theatre | tiring house | tiring house | realistic theatre | realistic theatre | scene design | scene design | staging practices | staging practices | female playwrights | female playwrights | crisis drama | crisis drama | symbolist drama | symbolist drama | dramatic rules | dramatic rules | theatrical semiosis | theatrical semiosis | theatrical competence | theatrical competence | deictic orientation | deictic orientation | proxemic relations | proxemic relations | theatre semiotics | theatre semiotics | theatrical communication | theatrical communication | dramatic information | dramatic information | dramatic discourse | dramatic discourse | theatrical sign | theatrical sign | theatrical discourse | theatrical discourse | theatrical frame | theatrical frame | dramatic world | dramatic world | dramatic text | dramatic text | perlocutionary effect | perlocutionary effect | theatrical text | theatrical text | performance text | performance text

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Entrance to the Fairfax Theatre - Miami Entrance to the Fairfax Theatre - Miami

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florida | florida | miami | miami | theaters | theaters | fairfaxtheatre | fairfaxtheatre

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Looking north at the Edison Theatre in Fort Myers

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florida | fortmyers | edisontheater | movietheaters

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21L.016 Learning from the Past: Drama, Science, Performance (MIT) 21L.016 Learning from the Past: Drama, Science, Performance (MIT)

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This class explores the creation (and creativity) of the modern scientific and cultural world through study of western Europe in the 17th century, the age of Descartes and Newton, Shakespeare, Milton and Ford. It compares period thinking to present-day debates about the scientific method, art, religion, and society. This team-taught, interdisciplinary subject draws on a wide range of literary, dramatic, historical, and scientific texts and images, and involves theatrical experimentation as well as reading, writing, researching and conversing. The primary theme of the class is to explore how England in the mid-seventeenth century became "a world turned upside down" by the new ideas and upheavals in religion, politics, and philosophy, ideas that would shape our modern world. Paying special This class explores the creation (and creativity) of the modern scientific and cultural world through study of western Europe in the 17th century, the age of Descartes and Newton, Shakespeare, Milton and Ford. It compares period thinking to present-day debates about the scientific method, art, religion, and society. This team-taught, interdisciplinary subject draws on a wide range of literary, dramatic, historical, and scientific texts and images, and involves theatrical experimentation as well as reading, writing, researching and conversing. The primary theme of the class is to explore how England in the mid-seventeenth century became "a world turned upside down" by the new ideas and upheavals in religion, politics, and philosophy, ideas that would shape our modern world. Paying special

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history | history | art and science | art and science | art vs. science | art vs. science | history of science | history of science | religion | religion | natural philosophy | natural philosophy | mathematics | mathematics | literature | literature | church | church | cosmology | cosmology | physics | physics | philosphy | philosphy | astronomy | astronomy | alchemy | alchemy | chemistry | chemistry | plays | plays | theater history | theater history | cultural studies | cultural studies | Shakespeare | Shakespeare | Ford | Ford | Tate | Tate | Behn | Behn | Francis Bacon | Francis Bacon | Burton | Burton | Hobbes | Hobbes | Boyle | Boyle | 17th century | 17th century | England | England | Scotland | Scotland | english history | english history | scottish history | scottish history | Britain | Britain | Charles I | Charles I | Charles II | Charles II | Cromwell | Cromwell | Jacobean era | Jacobean era | Caroline era | Caroline era | English Restoration | English Restoration | House of Stuart | House of Stuart | English Civil War | English Civil War | Early Modern English | Early Modern English

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21L.005 Introduction to Drama (MIT) 21L.005 Introduction to Drama (MIT)

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Drama might be described as a game played with something sacred. It tells stories that go right to the heart of what people believe about themselves. And it is enacted in the moment, which means it has an added layer of interpretive mystery and playfulness, or "theatricality." This course will explore theater and theatricality across periods and cultures, through intensive engagement with texts and with our own readings. Drama might be described as a game played with something sacred. It tells stories that go right to the heart of what people believe about themselves. And it is enacted in the moment, which means it has an added layer of interpretive mystery and playfulness, or "theatricality." This course will explore theater and theatricality across periods and cultures, through intensive engagement with texts and with our own readings.

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Drama | Drama | literary arts | literary arts | storytelling | storytelling | poetry | poetry | live performance | live performance | ritual | ritual | entertainment | entertainment | communities | communities | social norms | social norms | audiences | audiences | plays | plays | dramatic structure | dramatic structure | performing arts | performing arts | writing | writing | discussion | discussion | writer | writer | speaker | speaker | cultures | cultures | tools | tools | fiction | fiction | ethical | ethical | historical | historical | political | political | artistic | artistic | questions | questions | creativity | creativity | self-awareness | self-awareness | communicate | communicate | theater | theater | outdoor public theatres | outdoor public theatres | scaena frons | scaena frons | many theatre artists | many theatre artists | violence onstage | violence onstage | neoclassical theatre | neoclassical theatre | neoclassical rules | neoclassical rules | medieval theatre | medieval theatre | environmental theatre | environmental theatre | departures from realism | departures from realism | significant playwrights | significant playwrights | first permanent theatre | first permanent theatre | theatre history | theatre history | theatre architecture | theatre architecture | selective realism | selective realism | neoclassical ideals | neoclassical ideals | autos sacramentales | autos sacramentales | formal theatre | formal theatre | tiring house | tiring house | realistic theatre | realistic theatre | scene design | scene design | staging practices | staging practices | female playwrights | female playwrights | crisis drama | crisis drama | symbolist drama | symbolist drama | dramatic rules | dramatic rules | theatrical semiosis | theatrical semiosis | theatrical competence | theatrical competence | deictic orientation | deictic orientation | proxemic relations | proxemic relations | theatre semiotics | theatre semiotics | theatrical communication | theatrical communication | dramatic information | dramatic information | dramatic discourse | dramatic discourse | theatrical sign | theatrical sign | theatrical discourse | theatrical discourse | theatrical frame | theatrical frame | dramatic world | dramatic world | dramatic text | dramatic text | perlocutionary effect | perlocutionary effect | theatrical text | theatrical text | performance text | performance text

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21L.703 Studies in Drama: Too Hot to Handle: Forbidden Plays in Modern America (MIT) 21L.703 Studies in Drama: Too Hot to Handle: Forbidden Plays in Modern America (MIT)

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Unlike film, theater in America does not have a ratings board that censors content. So plays have had more freedom to explore and to transgress normative culture. Yet censorship of the theater has been part of American culture from the beginning, and continues today. How and why does this happen, and who decides whether a play is too dangerous to see or to teach? Are plays dangerous? Sinful? Even demonic? In our seminar, we will study plays that have been censored, either legally or extra-legally (i.e. refused production, closed down during production, denied funding, or taken off school reading lists). We'll look at laws, both national and local, relating to the "obscene", as well as unofficial practices, and think about the way censorship operates in American life now. And of course w Unlike film, theater in America does not have a ratings board that censors content. So plays have had more freedom to explore and to transgress normative culture. Yet censorship of the theater has been part of American culture from the beginning, and continues today. How and why does this happen, and who decides whether a play is too dangerous to see or to teach? Are plays dangerous? Sinful? Even demonic? In our seminar, we will study plays that have been censored, either legally or extra-legally (i.e. refused production, closed down during production, denied funding, or taken off school reading lists). We'll look at laws, both national and local, relating to the "obscene", as well as unofficial practices, and think about the way censorship operates in American life now. And of course w

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21L.009 Shakespeare (MIT) 21L.009 Shakespeare (MIT)

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Includes audio/video content: AV special element video. Three hundred and eighty years after his death, William Shakespeare remains the central author of the English-speaking world; he is the most quoted poet and the most regularly produced playwright — and now among the most popular screenwriters as well. Why is that, and who "is" he? Why do so many people think his writing is so great? What meanings did his plays have in his own time, and how do we read, speak, or listen to his words now? What should we watch for when viewing his plays in performance? Whose plays are we watching, anyway? We'll consider these questions as we carefully examine a sampling of Shakespeare's plays from a variety of critical perspectives. Includes audio/video content: AV special element video. Three hundred and eighty years after his death, William Shakespeare remains the central author of the English-speaking world; he is the most quoted poet and the most regularly produced playwright — and now among the most popular screenwriters as well. Why is that, and who "is" he? Why do so many people think his writing is so great? What meanings did his plays have in his own time, and how do we read, speak, or listen to his words now? What should we watch for when viewing his plays in performance? Whose plays are we watching, anyway? We'll consider these questions as we carefully examine a sampling of Shakespeare's plays from a variety of critical perspectives.

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literature | literature | william shakespeare | william shakespeare | playwright | playwright | performance | performance | theater | theater | literary analysis | literary analysis | film | film | A Midsummer Night's Dream | A Midsummer Night's Dream | Much Ado about Nothing | Much Ado about Nothing | Hamlet | Hamlet | The First Part of King Henry the Fourth | The First Part of King Henry the Fourth | Henry the Fifth | Henry the Fifth | Othello | Othello | King Lear | King Lear | The Tempest | The Tempest

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