Spring 2010 not offered
In this lecture and discussion course on the major 5th-century BCE Greek tragedies and comedies, the main emphasis will be on reading the plays as performances rather than simply as texts. To do so, we will focus on the literary aspects of the plays, on the historical and social context in which they are performed, and on the conventions of Greek theatrical production. In addition, some 20th-century non-Greek plays may be assigned to illuminate certain tragic and comic motifs.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CCIV)(CLAS)(THEA)
An extensive selection of plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes. Readings of background materials on the class website will also be required.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Students will be responsible for the readings mentioned above. There will be two or three in-class exams and a final exam or a short final paper, at the instructor's discretion.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students are urged to attend every class starting from the first.
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