Staging the Law: Classical Literature and Renaissance Drama

CLAS 1750P S01 [CRN: 16670]

(1) We examine theater and its relation to society, particularly, its reflection of legal culture (detections of murderers, adulterers, and young lovers); we also examine law’s ‘theatricality’ (‘productions’ of trials). (2) We also explore more broadly how dramas were performed, using as comparanda Japanese Noh and Kabuki (in each, for example, we find all-male casting). (3) Attention is also directed toward twentieth century receptions of these plays; we focus largely on Japanese productions, particularly of Yukio Ninagawa, mastermind of Japanese theater who directed numerous Greek tragedies and Shakespearean plays in different venues, absorbing and subverting phenomena of traditional Japanese theater.
Fall 2014
Credit Hours
Maximum Enrollment
Primary Instructor
1:00 pm - 2:20 pm Tue, Thu - from Sep 3, 2014 to Dec 20, 2014
Exam Group Code
18 (Dec 12, 2014 9:00am)