Course Schedule – Spring 2024 / Old Courses / WORLD OF THEATER
Coordinators: Yona Rogosin, Mary Ann Donnelly, Panny Mitchell, Nan McNamara
Theater has been present for 2,500 years and today Questers are fortunate to live at its epicenter. We will address the history of theater and the national, racial and cultural characteristics that can be found in the works of major playwrights and traditions.
This includes Western and Eastern forms and those considered uniquely African American. At each session, Questers will give mini-reviews of current productions.
A WEEK / TUESDAY / 10:30 PM – 12:00 PM
|WORLD OF THEATER
|The History of Theater from Antiquity to Modern: An Overview
|Lynnel Garabedian, Mary Ann Donnelly
|Theater Across the Pond: The Royal Theater of England; Irish Playwrights
|American Theater: The Dramatic Work of Eugene O’Neill and Its Significance
|Nan McNamara, Sandy Gordon
|African American Theatrical Traditions: The Art of Minstreling; The Work and Influence of Playwright August Wilson
|Japanese Theater: From Its Beginnings to Noh, Kabuki, and Butoh
|American Musicals: The Work and Influence of Rogers and Hammerstein
|Yona Rogosin, Moderator
|Panel Discussion: The Theatrical Experience from the Perspective of The Creators of Theater