RCLANG 325 - Readings in Latin Drama: From Text to Performance
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: RC Languages (RCLANG)
Department: LSA Residential College
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Advisory Prerequisites:
One of RCLANG 295, LATIN 194, 195, 232, or 233, or permission of instructor.
May be elected twice for credit.
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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.

Course Requirements:

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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
  3. students interested in ancient theatre.

Class Format:

4 hours per week, recitation format.

RCLANG 325 - Readings in Latin Drama: From Text to Performance
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
M 2:00PM - 3:00PM
W 2:00PM - 3:00PM
F 2:00PM - 4:00PM
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ISBN: 1853996386
Mostellaria, Author: Plautus. Ed. with introd., notes and vocabulary by Frank R. Merrill., Publisher: Bristol Classical Press New Ed. 2002
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