THEA 229
Modern Drama Spring 2018
Division I
Cross-listed THEA 229 / ENGL 202 / COMP 202
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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, Waiting for Godot; Hansberry, A Raisin in the Sun; Pinter, Betrayal; Churchill, Cloud Nine; Stoppard, Arcadia.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 18
Expected: 18
Class#: 3515
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: two 5-page papers; regular journal responses; a final exam; and active participation in class discussions
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the fifth course option
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: Theatre, English, and Comparative Literature majors
Unit Notes: this course (or THEA 248) is required for the Theatre major
Distributions: Division I
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
THEA 229 Division I ENGL 202 Division I COMP 202 Division I
Attributes: ENGL Literary Histories C

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