Medieval Theater and Modern Theatrical Culture

FRENCH702

Medieval Theater and Modern Theatrical Culture. A comparative inquiry into the public rituals and
spectacles in premodern France and the European world of theater in the twentieth century. Offers a chapter in the
history of criticism: what is the part of medieval play in modernist aesthetics and politics. Medieval works will range
from mystery, miracle, and carnival plays to royal ceremonies and legal trials. Modern works will include
d'Annunzio, Artaud, Cocteau, Giraudoux, Sartre, Claudel, Fo. 3 units.