Modern Drama: Classic Texts and Contemporary Inheritors|
Spring 2009 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, Chekhov, and Brecht, relating each of them to the work of more 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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