THEA 229 Fall 2014 Modern Drama

Cross Listed as COMP202, ENGL202
An introduction to major plays and key movements in European and American theatre since the late nineteenth century. Our focus will be on close reading, with attention also to questions of performance and production. Plays to be discussed will likely include: Ibsen, Hedda Gabler; Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest; Chekhov, The Cherry Orchard; Pirandello, Six Characters in Search of an Author; Brecht, Mother Courage; Miller, Death of a Salesman; Beckett, Endgame; Hansberry, A Raisin in the Sun; Pinter, Betrayal; Churchill, Cloud Nine; Stoppard, Arcadia.
Class Format: lecture
Requirements/Evaluation: two 5-page papers; regular journal responses; a final exam; and active participation in class discussions
Additional Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis
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Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preference: English and Theatre majors
Department Notes: satisfies the THEA 248 requirement for Theatre Major
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Divisional Attributes: Division I
Other Attributes: ENGL Literary Histories C
Enrollment Limit: 18
Expected Enrollment: 18
Class Number: 1438
THEA 229 - 01 (F) SEM Modern Drama Division 1: Languages and the Arts James L. Pethica
TR 11:20 AM-12:35 PM Pareksy 220 1438
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