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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2013

THEA 24 Asian Performance Traditions

This course studies the performance traditions of Asia, focusing on China, Japan, Indonesia and India. Classical forms studied include Noh, Bunraku, Beijing opera, Sanskrit drama, Balinese dance and Javanese puppet theater. Attention is paid to social, religious and aesthetic influences on these traditions, theories on which they are based, the history behind the theatrical practices, and training and dramatic techniques. Students gain an appreciation of the rich variety and scope of theatrical conventions of Asia.

Instructor

Chin, W.

Cross Listed Courses

AMES 24

Distributive

ART; WCult: NW

Offered

14S: 2A 15S: Arrange