Topics on Western Theatre Development

This course mainly analyzes and explores the origin and evolution of Western theater. From the study of ancient Greek theater, the study of ancient Roman theater, European medieval theater, as well as the analysis of medieval plays in the church performances of Byzantine church art. It continues with exploration of European Renaissance theater, British theater during the Shakespeare period, study of the seventeenth century frame-type stage form, and the types and forms of equipment and construction found in modern theater are also analyzed and discussed. The final unit explores theater business and management strategies.