From Canada to Iran: 21st century Francophone Theater

FRIT-F451 — Fall 2020

Alison Calhoun
GA 0003
Days and Times
9:25A-10:40A TR
Course Description

Francophone theater today happens globally, and its study requires a cross-cultural approach. This course will examine stagings, critique, and performance practices/theory as they relate to the works of eight current dramatic authors (Wajdi Mouawad, Kossi Efoui, Koffi Kwahulé, Gurshad Shaheman, Jean-René Lemoine, Jean-René Lemoine, Guy Regis Jr., and Marie NDiaye), only one of whom was born in the French hexagon. Through comparative analysis of different forms of dramatic representation in diverse francophone contexts, our goal will be to attempt to define or to thoughtfully refuse to define “Francophone theater” today. Students will be required to participate in an active and collaborative learning classroom environment, do weekly readings with accompanying video streaming or online viewings when possible, keep a critical journal throughout the semester, and write a final paper comparing two current theatrical productions in French.

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