Sexuality and Power on Stage

Sexuality and Power on Stage: Female Trouble, Closet Homos, and Shameless Queers
What do Webster’s Duchess of Malfi, Wedekind’s Spring Awakening, and Kushner’s Angels in America have in common? In this seminar we will study a selection of major Western dramatic works in which bodies and their desires constitute the central problem for society and the state. Students will learn how to analyze dramatic texts from the director’s as well as the actor’s perspective by focusing on action, diction, characterization, and large themes. Secondary readings will locate each text within its specific historical context. In addition to discussions we will stage scenes and watch cinematic renderings of the plays when available. 3 hrs. sem.
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FYSE 1432

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Fall 2014

FYSE1432A-F14 Seminar (Medeiros)