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THEA 3506 / WGST 3355 Women in Theater: Home

Professor Laura Tesman Fall 2020

Course Overview for THEA 3506 / WGST 3355 Women in Theater

In her Introduction to Women in Theatre: Compassion and Hope, Karen Malpede quotes Barbara Ann Teer as saying: “My ancestors say there is something within—it banishes all pain. That energy—that life force—that’s inside us is there. It’s given, and it’s in everybody. Everybody wants to experience themselves as able to generate their power and to experience the validation of that power.” The purpose of this course is to explore the rich and myriad ways that women and gender non-conforming artists have expressed that “life force” throughout the history of theater. We will draw on a diverse cross-section of materials to foster discussion about gender, race, identity, sex and performance, and to celebrate, and gain a deeper knowledge and appreciation of women’s role in the development of theater.

Zoom Synchronous Lecture Day: Thursday
Zoom Synchronous Lecture Time: 2:15-4:55pm

Professor and course info

Instructor: Laura Tesman

Course synchronous Zoom meeting day and time:
Thursdays 2:15-4:55pm

Office hours: via Zoom or Phone
Wednesdays 1-4pm or by appointment Thursdays 2:15-4:55pm

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