DRMA 224 Theatre History • 5 Cr.


Introduces students to some of the greatest plays in the Western theater tradition from the Ancient Greeks through the 19th century. Theatrical conventions demonstrated in each major period are studied. The relationship between play-writing and playmaking is explored.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Identify the relationship between the written word of the drama and the finished product.
  • Analyze dramatic works using a historical perspective, showing how ideas and themes in politics and culture influence the work.
  • Analyze dramatic works focusing on how the theatrical and dramatic conventions of the period influence the work.