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Fall 2017-2018
* ENG 207 (LA)   na, npdf

Reading Literature: Drama

Robert Neil Sandberg

This course is designed to teach students how to read plays as literature written for performance. Key assumptions are that every act of reading is an act of interpretation, that a good reader of dramatic literature engages in an activity nearly identical to that of a good director or actor or designer, and that a reader might learn from theater practitioners how to make critical choices based on close reading and a knowledge of theatre history.

Sample reading list:
Beckett, Waiting for Godot
Brecht, Mother Courage and Her Children
Shakespeare, Hamlet
Sondheim and Lapine, Sunday in the Park with George
Smith, Fires in the Mirror
Williams, Streetcar Named Desire
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Two - three short exercises, two 5-8 page papers. One play per week and some video viewing.

Final Exam - 20%
Papers - 60%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%

Other information:
First-Year students welcome. Prospective concentrators should take this course or ENG 205, or ENG 206, 208, 209, and ENG 200. Some theatre going will be required.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21135 L01 10:00:00 am - 10:50:00 am T Th   McCosh Hall   4   Enrolled:18 Limit:25
23328 P01 12:30:00 pm - 01:20:00 pm M   McCosh Hall   B45   Enrolled:12 Limit:13
23329 P02 11:00:00 am - 11:50:00 am F   McCosh Hall   B45   Enrolled:6 Limit:13
21136 P99 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled