Theater of Anton Chekhov: Research, Analysis, and Performance|
Fall 2009 not offered
COL 215, REES 279, RUSS 279|
The course will take a journey to the theatrical world of one of the most famous playwrights of all times, Anton Chekhov. Students will read, research, analyze, and perform scenes from all Chekhov's plays including dramas, comedies, and vaudevilles. Videos of world's best performances and movies adapted from his dramas will illustrate different artistic approaches to well-known texts. The course will also examine in detail the historical and cultural context of Chekhov's writing, as well as issues of translation and adaptation of his plays for the contemporary theater.
Students read the plays and analyze Russian cultural and historical context of the end of XIX - beginning of XX centuries.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (COL)(REES-MN)
A. Chekhov: PLATONOV, IVANOV, THE BEAR, THE PROPOSAL, A JUBILEE, THE SEAGULL, UNCLE VANYA, THE THREE SISTERS, THE CHERRY ORCHARD, THE SWAN SONG
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Quizzes on reading material; research leading into small performances to be prepared outside the class and presented in the class; short written assignments; oral presentations and discussions.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
The attendance of additional film screenings (approximately 5 per semester) will be required. Dates and times of film sessions TBA.
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