EDR6200EN - Issues & Methods of Ethnodramatology in Global Cultures

Course description

An introduction to the study of the drama forms and expressions of global cultures that analyzes these forms in light of their cultural worldview and how that worldview shapes the drama of that cultural setting. Creating a culturally relevant drama piece in a Christian context requires the creator to have an understanding of the culture, an understanding of the audience, and an understanding of the Bible. From this base of understanding, script content can be formed. Once the content has been determined, the drama can be created and performed. The performance is expressed through a variety of signal systems, each of which communicates a part of the drama’s intent. The response of the audience to the drama is a result of this process of analysis and presentation, as well as additional factors that affect the response, such as the context of the performance, audience needs, existing beliefs and values (as conditioned by the culture), familiarity with the art form and perception of the players.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Educational level
Learning type
Upcoming terms*
  • 2022-01 (Aug. 22, 2022 - Oct. 16, 2022)
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.
Dr. Julisa Rowe, Senior Professor of Ethnodramatology