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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 21L.016 (Spring 2007) 
  • Course Title:
  • Learning from the Past: Drama, Science, Performance 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Literature 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Diana Henderson
    Prof. Janet Sonenberg 
  • Course Introduction:
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  • 21L.016 / 21M.616 Learning from the Past: Drama, Science, Performance



    Spring 2007




    Course Highlights


    The assignments page includes the script of a play written by the students.


    Course Description


    This class explores the creation (and creativity) of the modern scientific and cultural world through study of western Europe in the 17th century, the age of Descartes and Newton, Shakespeare, Rembrandt and Moliere. It compares period thinking to present-day debates about the scientific method, art, religion, and society. This team-taught, interdisciplinary subject draws on a wide range of literary, dramatic, historical, and scientific texts and images, and involves theatrical experimentation as well as reading, writing, researching and conversing.


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