SAME AS FREN-UA 868.
This course presents medieval literature as a set of springboards to performance rather than as a series of ?books? to be read. In this strongly performance-oriented course, students approach this ?literature? as works that were acted out, sung, and narrated from memory as part of a storytelling tradition. Students are invited to draw on their dramatic and musical skills and interests, and stage medieval works. For their final project, students participate in staging and putting on a play; perform a substantial piece of narrative poetry; or sing or play a body of medieval songs; etc. Works studied/performed include songs of the troubadours and trouv?res; The Song of Roland; Chr?tien de Troyes?s romance, Yvain; French fabliaux; Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.