Course Code: 
THTR 315
Course Period: 
Autumn
Course Type: 
Area Elective
P: 
3
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
4
Course Language: 
İngilizce
Course Objectives: 
The course aims to promote the development of a general understanding of the history of theatre and performance.Basic concepts of both discipline will be examined by analyzing performances.
Course Content: 

Students will examine a broad range of performances on and off the stage, live and recorded, including performance art, storytelling, rituals, celebrations, every kind of plays and daily life. We will read key texts in the field and apply them to performances and explore the relationship between theory and practice. 

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion, 12: Case Study
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Testing, B: Homework, C: Performance.

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
Ability of describing the reflections of the current problems associated with the visual arts and performing arts with a critical approach. 4 1-2-3-4 A-B-C
The acquisition of  theoretical knowledge of new trends and modern plays related with other disciplines; such as antropology, sociology, ethnology, linguistic. 5 1-2-3-4 A-B-C

 

Course Flow

Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction to Theatre Studies  
2 Concepts 1: What is drama and dramatic in theatre studies? Play: Antigone/Sophocles

 

Sevda Şener, Yaşamın Kırılma Noktasında Dram Sanatı’ndan “Dram ve Dramatik Olan Üzerine”. 

3 Drama and dramatic theory in moderntheatre Martin Esslin, Dram Sanatının Alanı

Sevda Şener, Yaşamın Kırılma Noktasında Dram Sanatı’

Michael Hays, Drama and Dramatic Theory: Peter Szondi and the Modern Theatre

4 New Approaches to the theater in XX. Century I: Surrealist dramaturgies. The word, image and dream. Play: Blood Wedding/F.G. Lorca
5 New Approaches to the theater in XX. Century II: Artaud Excerpt from Artaud

“Theatre and Its Double”

6 Artaud and Classic Texts

 

Excerpt from Artaud
7 Midterm Exam  
8 Concepts II: Theatre and Theatricality
  1. Theatricality From the Performative Perspective”, Virginie Magnat, Substance, 98/99. Vol. 31. Nos 2&3, 2002. Pp. 147-166.
  2. In Resistance to Theatricality”, Marvin Carlson, Substance 98/99. . Vol. 31. Nos 2&3, 2002. Pp. 238-250
9 Discussion on Theatricality Theatricality: the specificity of theatrical language” Josette Féral
10 Concepts III: Performanceand Performativity Drama, Performativity and Performance, W.B. Worthen. PMLA, Vol. 113, NO: 5. 1998.
11 Performance Art and its history Rose Lee Goldberg, Performance Art
12 Analysis of performances  
13 Analysis of performances  
14 Analysis of performances and overview  

 

Recommended Sources

Textbook
  1. Performance Studies: An Introduction, Richard Schechner, Routledge, 2006.
  2. Performance Art: From Futurism to the Present, Rose Lee Goldberg, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, 1988.
Additional Resources
  1. Tiyatro Teorileri, Marvin Carlson. Çevirenler: Eren Buğralılar, Barış Yıldırım. DeKi Yayınları, 2007.
  2. Dram Sanatının Alanı, Martin Esslin.
  3. Yaşamın Kırılma Noktasında Dram Sanatı, Sevda Şener.

 

Material Sharing

Documents 1. Theatricality From the Performative Perspective”, Virginie Magnat, Substance, 98/99. Vol. 31. Nos 2&3, 2002. Pp. 147-166.

2. In Resistance to Theatricality”, Marvin Carlson, Substance 98/99. . Vol. 31. Nos 2&3, 2002. Pp. 238-250

3. Drama and Dramatic Theory: Peter Szondi and the Modern Theater”, Micheal Hayes. In Boundary 2. A Journal of Postmodern Literature Birghamton, N. Y. 1983, vol. 11, no3, pp. 69-81

4. Drama, Performativity and Performance, W.B. Worthen. PMLA, Vol. 113, NO: 5. 1998.

Assignments  
Exams  

 

Assessment

IN-TERM STUDIES NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Mid-terms 1 30
Quizzes 2 20
Assignment 2 50
Total   100
CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE   40
CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE   60
Total   100

 

 

COURSE CATEGORY Expertise/Field Courses

 

Course’s Contribution to Program

No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 The ability of interacting of the human kind with social, economic, political and especially the cultural heritage       *  
2 The ability of recognizing historical heritage and experience in the field of drama and acting,and approaching, interpreting and using critically this heritage and experience         *
3 The ability of creating creative idea, project,show, performance etc.in the field of drama and acting.     *    
4 The ability of examining social relationships and the norms that are leading the serelationships with a critical approach and improving such suggestions as human and society-centered, cultural sensitive project, show, performance etc.         *
5 The ability of defining the process of artistic creation in the field of drama and acting, describing this process orally or written in detail       *  
6 The ability of using absorbed knowledge and skills in the period of implementation in interdisciplinary works     *    
7 The ability of interpreting the material handled by relating between the acquired knowledge and experiences     *    
8 The ability of having absolute sovereignty of his instruments as the voice and body in the field of acting          
9 The ability of seeing, defining the relationship between his way of thinking, spiritual World and society’s way of thinking and perception, and imroving the expression of his intrument by making use of these          
10 The ability of transferring the designs /projects by using principles and developments of the contemporary acting and drama in the field of drama and acting to the performance of acting.     *    

 

ECTS

Activities Quantity Duration
(Hour)
Total
Workload
(Hour)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 14x Total course hours) 14 3 42
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 3 42
Homeworks 14 3 42
Presentation 8 2 16
Midterm 1 4 4
Final Exam 1 4 4
Total Work Load     150
Total Work Load / 30 (h)     5