The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

THTF 4317 History of Theatre II

This course is a continuation of History I and its critical introduction to the history of Western theatre. History II begins with the English Restoration and progresses through Victorian theatre, Romanticism, and the rise of Absurdist drama of the 20th century as well as mid-century American classics. 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