2014-2015 Undergraduate Bulletin

LLS 217 Theater of the Americas Since 1960

3 hours 

This course is an introduction to theatre, performance art, and cultural politics in the Americas since 1960. The course focuses on U.S. Latina/o, Chicana/o and Latin American theatre as aesthetic and sociocultural practices. We will discuss how identity is performed in the everyday sense and how historical identities, selves, and others have been performed. Topics may include political theatre relations to European theatre traditions, experimentation and absurdist theatre, revolution, dictatorship, terror and violence, censorship and self-censorship, trauma and memory, queerness and gender, borders and latinidad.



Cross Listed Courses

SPA 217 and DRA 217


ENG 101


This course satisfies the Flexible Core: Creative Expression area of the Gen Ed Program.