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POLT 111 - Theater and Politics

FC SSCI
4 credits
From ancient Greek tyrants to contemporary direct action protests, theater has appeared as both a vehicle and a metaphor for expressing our collective life. This course will explore connections between theatrical depictions of politics, or politics on stage, and the performative nature of politics, or politics as stage. What roles must individuals adopt in daily life in order to have their voices heard? What does trhe language of “performance” contribute to our understanding of politics?



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