FTH4120 Ethnotheatre: Performance Ethnography

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. J.L. Guerriero

Course Description:

This course explores how live performance can be used to interpret and present arts-based scholarship. Students will watch ethnodramatic productions (live or on film). They will also engage in adapting the brief works created in Ethnodrama for the stage.

How This Course Benefits Students:

This course surveys Ethnotheatre as a type of play that has an educational, historical, or social awareness agenda. It teaches students to express issues through the arts not from the artists perspective, but from the perspective of the subject: the people. Ethnotheatre is a form of presenting research data to the public. Students plan the staging of the scenes they created in the prerequisite course, Ethnodrama.

Why This Course Is Important:

The course will aid the student practitioner in producing a good, solid work that holds up to secular scrutiny by incorporating the tools gained in this course and combining it with tools gained in the prerequisite courses, Script Analysis and Ethnodrama.