Introduction to Western Drama|
Fall 2008 not offered
This course focuses on close reading of a dozen great plays of the Western tradition, with attention to contemporary trends as well. Leitmotifs running throughout the course will include the nature of dramatic heroes and antiheroes; considerations of genre--tragedy, comedy, and everything in between; and realism as myth--or why there's no such thing as realism (really). Not for skimmers; students should expect to read play texts with care and more than once.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
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Sophocles, OEDIPUS THE KING
Moliere, THE MISER
Ibsen, HEDDA GABLER
Chekhov, THE CHERRY ORCHARD
Synge, THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD
Shakespeare, THE WINTER'S TALE
Pirandello, SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR
Shaw, SAINT JOAN
Fornes, FEFU AND HER FRIENDS
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Two 5-7 page papers, in-class exam.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Strict attendance policy. More than three absences will affect grade negatively. Six absences will result in requirement to withdraw from course.
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