[THDA 343] Colonization and National Identity
This era is a time of discovering new worlds, colonizing indigenous lands, and experiencing colonization by other countries. The world is becoming knowable and the challenges of geography are being overcome. Performance becomes a way to spread messages of gods, histories, and morals. Performance can also help solidify classes and power by choosing the stories “worthy” of being performed. This course examines the historiography of an imperial power and its colonized region in terms of both groups’ use of production, performance and literature. Students use embodied exploration to identify the performance approaches for the particular regions examined.