DRA451 The Modern Stage: Theories, Issues, Productions (Fall)

Required of Syracuse University drama majors in London. A variety of current London theatrical productions are viewed and discussed in studying 20th-century theories of theater art and related production approaches, as well as differing ideas about the functions and uses of theater in our society. Discussion topics and assignments vary according to the plays available, but the course will survey the people, concepts, and issues influencing today’s theatrical artists, audiences, and critics. Visits to other venues are required. Performance tickets are purchased in advance based on enrollment numbers at the end of online registration in June/July.

Limited enrollment. Open only to students admitted to the Acting at Shakespeare’s Globe special program (for whom DRA451 is required) and to students pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Syracuse’s Drama Department.

Course-related fee: A fee will be billed from Syracuse to cover the cost of theater tickets and related costs associated with the course (2023-24 fee = $465). Once registered, students are responsible for all expended and committed costs, which could be as high as full course fee, even if the course is dropped prior to the start of classes.

Department: Drama

Location: London

Semester: Fall

Credits: 3