Modern Drama I: Ibsen, Strindberg, Chekhov and After|
Spring 2007 not offered
"Modern Drama" is nearly 150 years old and just as vital as ever. This course explores the foundations of the movement in Ibsen, Strindberg, and Chekhov, relating each of them to recent playwrights. Regular scene work by class members supplements the lecture-discussion format.
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|Course Format: Lecture/Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
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Several plays each by Henrik Ibsen, August Strindberg, Anton Chekhov. Plays by Arthur Miller, August Wilson, Eugene O'Neill, Edward Albee, Paula Vogel, Adrienne Kennedy, Sam Shepard, Harold Pinter, Caryll Churchill, Samuel Beckett, Oscar Wilde, Noel Coward, Joe Orton.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
2-4 short analytical papers; classroom presentations; mid-term; final. Quizzes if the need arises.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This is an intermediate level literature course that combines element of a survey with more in-depth analysis. Students with a practical interest in theater are welcome, as are those primarily interested in literature.
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