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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
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TA 127 - Contemporary Theatre

3 unit(s)
Contemporary plays from 1980s to present and important theatre practices for this period.  Explores contemporary theatre by critically examining selected plays and productions of the last fifty years. The course will concentrate how the selected plays and productions express the diversity and complexity of postmodern society. The class will look at various performance styles and how they are a direct response and/or reaction to major changes in the social and political landscape. The course will focus on how theatre represents contemporary views of people, events and ideas through specific performance discourses.

Satisfies SJSU Studies V: Cultures and Global Understanding.

Prerequisite(s): Passage of the Writing Skills Test (WST) or ENGL 100A  / LLD 100A  with a C or better (C- not accepted), completion of Core General Education and upper division standing are prerequisites to all SJSU studies courses. Completion of, or co-registration in, 100W is strongly recommended.
Grading: Letter Graded

Note(s): All of SJSU Studies courses require completion of the WST and upper division standing.

Cross-listed with ENGL 127 . Film and Theatre is responsible for scheduling.

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