Recent British Drama: Orton, Pinter, Churchill|
Spring 2012 not offered
This course explores British drama from the 1960s to the present with special emphasis on the work of Joe Orton, Harold Pinter, Caryl Churchill, and Tom Stoppard. In addition to reading a number of plays by each writer, we will discuss the way they negotiate the tensions between conventions and innovations, commercial popularity and artistic seriousness, political statement and entertainment.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
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Orton, WHAT THE BUTLER SAW, LOOT, ENTERTAINING MISTER SLOANE; Pinter, THE ROOM, THE BIRTHDAY PARTY, THE HOMECOMING, ASHES TO ASHES; Churchill, TOP GIRLS, BLUE HEART; Stoppard, TRAVESTIES, ROCK 'N' ROLL.
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Three research-based essays on the playwrights, their critics, and/or their milieu.
A final project TBA.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Frequent participation in classroom-rehearsed (not memorized) readings.
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