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Fall 2017-2018
* ENG 364 / COM 321 / THR 364 (LA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Modern Drama I

Robert Neil Sandberg

A study of major plays by Ibsen, Strindberg, Chekov, Pirandello, Brecht, Beckett and others. Artists who revolutionized the stage by transforming it into a venue for avant-garde social, political, psychological, artistic and metaphysical thought, creating the theatre we know today.

Sample reading list:
Ibsen, A Doll House, Hedda Gabler
Strindberg, Miss Julie, A Dream Play
Chekhov, The Seagull, Cherry Orchard
Pirandello, Six Characters in Search of an Author
Brecht, Threepenny Opera, Caucasian Chalk Circle
Beckett, Happy Days, Play, Not I
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Two plays per week. Other 35% = Short papers in the format of Blackboard posts and responses.

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in lieu of Final - 35%
Oral Presentation(s) - 10%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%
Other (See Instructor) - 35%

Other information:
When possible, we will attend relevant productions and watch videos to better appreciate the fact that a play is a form of literature written to be performed. Department Distribution: Modernity

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21141 S01 11:00 am - 12:20 pm M W        Enrolled:21 Limit:15 Closed