Modern Drama (3) Playwrights who set the world's stage for twentieth-century drama; issues that continue to shape the contemporary theatrical world.
ENGL (CMLIT) 189 The Founders of Modern Drama (3)
(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.
ENGL/CMLIT 189 will constitute a wide-ranging study of plays by authors often credited with the making of modernist drama. The class will approach these plays from a variety of thematic, historical, and/or generic vantages. Authors under consideration will vary from class to class, but may include writers such as Ibsen, Strindberg, Chekhov, Shaw, Wilde, Galsworthy, O'Neill, Beckett, and Yeats. Topics under consideration will vary from class to class but may include a chronological introduction to the development of modern drama, a consideration of a principal theme or themes in modern drama through a number of plays, or a consideration of plays in the context of historical events or formal or aesthetic elements. Time allotted for the study of the works under consideration will vary. This class will prepare students for advanced courses in dramatic literature as well as other academic courses that engage in the verbal and written analysis of complex written texts. Students will be evaluated by means such as essays written in and out of class, essay exams, term-long reading journals, and class participation. Students should expect to complete a minimum of three written assignments in the course of the term. The course may be used as an English or Comparative Literature major credit or as credit towards the English or Comparative Literature minor and will be offered once a year, with 60 seats per offering.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.