P639 Back to the Text: 1st and 2nd Kings

This course is a communal exercise in getting “back to the text” by reading and performing together an entire book of Scripture – in this case, the stories in 1 and 2 Kings. Students will read widely in biblical studies pertaining to 1 and 2 Kings, see how artists have interpreted its themes and characters in art, literature, film, and poetry, experiment with various ways of reading and rehearsing and improvising a Scriptural narrative, and finally create a group performance, which we will then offer to the community. This course happens annually in the spring with a different biblical text each year and is open to students in all degree programs.

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