Irish Plays and Politics|
Spring 2009 not offered
The tumultuous relations between Ireland and England are reflected in Irish plays and performances from the past three centuries. Those relations worsened as native Irish lost freedoms, rights, and lands to English colonizers, provoking rebellion and revolution in Irish politics and subversive wit and humor in Irish plays. This course tracks those historical events and play productions to reveal how Irish writers and performers used words, song, and buffoonery to combat repression.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Drawn from the plays by Farquhar, O'Keefe, Sheridan, Macklin, Boucicault, Gregory, Yeats, Synge, O'Casey, Beckett, Friel, Carr, McDonagh, Parker, Barry.
Texts on the history of Ireland, and history of the Irish theatre.
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This course fulfills one of the three requirements in dramatic literature, theory and criticism to complete the Theater Major.
H.A.: Crosslist this course with ENGL 301.
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