Theatre assignment | Reading homework help

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After reading Chapter 10, World Theatre (pp. 231- 267) in Theatrical Worlds,  submit your initial response to the following 5 question prompt by 11:00 p.m. on 4/28 and 2 replies (as described below) by 11:00 p.m. on 5/03 in your team’s Forum entitled “Discussion 10: World Theatre”  (linked below).   

This is worth 20 pts.- [See the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric in the Syllabus and as an attachment to this Forum topic].

The purpose of this discussion is to examine the history and traditions of non-Western theatre and to compare Western and non-Western theatre.

Prompt:

1.    After reading about theatre in India (pp. 231-238) and viewing the video excerpt and blog below, what contributions do you think India has made to theatre? How do you see theatre in India as compared to Western Theatre?

 

“Kutiyattam, Sanskrit Theatre”:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHGfu-wdVfw

    “Kathakali Dance Drama in Kerala”:

http://worldwidetimmermanwebbs.blogspot.com/2010/03/kathakali-dance-drama-in-kerala.html

 

2.   After reading about theatre in Japan (pp. 238-244) and viewing the video excerpts below, what contributions do you think Japan has made to theatre? How do you see theatre in Japan as compared to Western Theatre?

 

    “Ningyo Johruri Bunraku Puppet Theatre”:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEUQNvn8EJQ

 

“Kabuki Theatre”:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67-bgSFJiKc

 

3.    After reading about theatre in China (pp. 245- 252) and viewing the video excerpts below, what contributions do you think China has made to theatre? How do you see theatre in China as compared to Western Theatre?

 

     “Chinese Opera”:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-D2RZJKQfY4

      “Journey of the Bonesetter’s Daughter”:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reyNVnMUI24

 

4.    After reading about theatre in Africa (pp. 257-261) and viewing the video excerpt below, what contributions do you think Africa has made to theatre? How do you see theatre in Africa as compared to Western Theatre?

 

      “The Empire of Mali Series: The Griot, Lesson 2”:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJhFrd05zY8

 

5.    Choose 1 other country from your reading of this chapter and comment on what you learned about theatre there. Why is theatre important in that country? How does theatre in that country compare to Western Theatre?

textBOOK: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/AA00021870/00001

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