The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

THTF 4316 History of Theatre I

This course provides students with a critical introduction to the history of Western theatre, from the ancient Greeks to Elizabethan England. It will be conducted primarily as a lecture/play analysis course, and secondarily as a forum for the discussion of critical issues in historiography as they relate to the theatre. Subjects include a chronological survey of Western Theatre; standard period categories; related areas in performance studies and non-Western theatre; major cultural and historical forces and climates. Multi-media resources will augment the lectures and discussions.



Schedule Type


Grading Basis

Standard Letter (A-F)

Administrative Unit

Dept of Theatre


As scheduled