LATIN 325 - Readings in Latin Drama: From Text to Performance
Section: 001
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Latin (LATIN)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
Credits:
4
Waitlist Capacity:
15
Advisory Prerequisites:
RCLANG 295, LATIN 194, 195, 232, or 233, or permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Students will study closely in Latin one Roman play with a final goal of performing the play to a modern audience. We will scrutinize the Latin text, tackle the peculiarities of its syntax and morphology, and work with the drama's metrical schemes. From the onset, students will be reciting and memorizing, attending carefully to pronunciation and scansion/rhythm. Alongside this detailed work with the text proper, we will be investigating the play from a variety of perspectives: cultural, historical, socio-political, theatrical. Each student will investigate, present and write a paper on a topic that includes work with primary source material (archaeological and/or literary). These investigations will shape the interpretation of the play that students develop for the performance. Following the performance, students will write up the rationale for the interpretive decisions they made in fashioning the play. Intended audience: Three primary audiences: 1) RC students needing to fulfill their 5th semester language requirement; 2) LSA students who have fulfilled their language requirement, but who wish to read more Latin without necessarily embarking on a minor or concentration; and 3) students interested in ancient theatre. Course Requirements: Two mid-term exams (primarily on linguistic, textual, and metrical matters); 20-minute presentation and 5-7 page paper based on research for one of the major topics; work with primary source material; attendance and participation; performance; 4-5 page final paper on process of moving from text to performance. Class Format: 4 hours per week, recitation format.

LATIN 325 - Readings in Latin Drama: From Text to Performance
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001 (REC)
P
45530
Open
7
 
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TuTh 2:00PM - 4:00PM
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