This course familiarizes students with major developments in German-speaking theater. We will read several of the most enduring and well-loved plays in the German language, with special attention to their dramatic aspects as well as the specific cultural and historical contexts in which they were written. Class meetings will be spent in discussion of the plays we read, theatrical exercises, and the staging of short scenes. The second half of the semester will be spent working on the production of a play, in German, to be staged for the general public. The play will involve all students as actors and/or crew members and credit for the course is based in part on participation in the production process. Taught in German.
Satisfies the Franklin College Literature requirement.