E 314J – Literature & Theatre

What does it mean to read a play? What happens in the spaces between a written text, a live performance, and a recorded film?  In today’s techno-saturated, multi-media society, what role does the theatre (still) play? What connections can we draw between Antonin Artaud and Quentin Tarantino; between Augusto Boal and Borat? How have the stories of drama been re-mixed and revisited in contemporary culture?