FYSE 1504

Theater and Mathematics

Stages of Uncertainty: An Exploration of the Intersections of Theater and Mathematics
During the previous century, a handful of avant-garde playwrights took inspiration from the various revolutions in geometry, logic, and theories of the infinite to challenge the artistic norms of their respective eras. This unexpected synthesis of mathematics and theater eventually found its way to the mainstage with critical successes such as Arcadia (1993), Proof (2000), and A Disappearing Number (2007). Adopting a bold interdisciplinary spirit, we will fearlessly engage the mathematical ideas with the goal of understanding how they contribute to the mission of the artists. Likewise, we will engage the theater in an authentic way, regularly performing scenes in class and, at the semester’s conclusion, mounting a small production. 3 Hrs. Sem.
First Year Seminar
First-Year Seminar Program
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Sections in Fall 2017

Fall 2017

FYSE1504A-F17 Seminar (Abbott)