RCHUMS 334 - Special Topics in the Humanities
Section: 012 Theater and History in Modern Scotland
Term: FA 2017
Subject: RC Humanities (RCHUMS)
Department: LSA Residential College
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

In the last few years, important and exciting events in contemporary Scotland, especially the 2014 Referendum and the Scottish results in the 2015 general British election, and the divergence between Scottish and English views on Brexit, have commanded attention and brought new awareness of modern and contemporary Scottish culture and politics. At the same time, Scotland is a contemporary scene of enormous creativity and engagement in theatre, which has led to international successes as well as rich internal discussion about theatre in relation to contemporary political events. Scottish theatre also has a history which can be considerably more diverse than the stereotypical images sometimes found in popular culture. In this class, we will use theatre to explore Scottish history, but also look at the Scottish theatre as a site of cultural, political, and artistic history, and indeed as one important road to the present.

Readings will include several iconic plays, theatre criticism, journalism about theatre, and reflections by theatre-makers; we will view visual material or filmed versions of plays when possible. We will also look at the ways in which Scottish theatre engages with other arts and artists. If possible, we will incorporate students' creative ideas into the course.

Intended Audience:

The course is very open to students of all levels (including freshmen), from all majors and those interested in Scotland, history, or theater for diverse reasons. Students inspired by engagements of theater and history like "Hamilton" are very welcome, but so are students interested in literature, art, or politics, and anyone who is curious.

RCHUMS 334 - Special Topics in the Humanities
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MW 5:30PM - 7:00PM
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Tu 10:00AM - 1:00PM
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