Spanish Theater and Social Change (Spring Only)

Universidad de Granada

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Spanish Theater and Social Change (Spring Only)

  • Host University

    Universidad de Granada

  • Location

    Granada, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Literature

  • Language Level

    High Advanced

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

    45
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    Description
    An overview of the main ideological and social changes taking the theatrical approach to the Spanish stage as a reference. An introduction to the most outstanding Spanish authors and plays and comparison with the European scene.

    Content
    Analysis of the different theatrical movements during each epoch and the associated ideological and social changes, from the Middle Ages till the present day. Prominent authors and representative works from each movement will be addressed for study and discussion. The students will be presented with whole plays or fragments of selected works for each topic. Some plays will also be watched in class.

    Assessment
    - Mid-term exam: 30% of the final grade
    - Final exam: 30% of the final grade
    - Attendance and participation in discussions on the selected plays: 20% of the final grade
    - Written review of a performance the students have attended during the course: 20% of the final grade.