Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: SPA                                     Course Number: 217                                    
Course Title: Theater of the Americas Since 1960
Subject: Spanish
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This course is an introduction to theater, performance art, and cultural politics in the Americas since 1960. The course focuses on U.S. Latina/o, Chicana/o and Latin American Theater as aesthetic and sociocultural practices. We will discuss how identity is performed in the everyday sense and how historical identities, selves, and others have been performed. Topics may include political theater, relations to European theatre traditions, experimentation and absurdist theater, revolution, dictatorship, terror and violence, censorship and self-censorship, trauma and memory, queerness and gender, borders and latinidad.

  • This course is crosslisted as:   DRA 217
Start Date:    01/30/2013                         End Date: