ENGL 202
Modern Drama Spring 2019 Division I; Cross-listed as COMP202 / THEA229 / ENGL202

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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: Type: lecture
Limit: 18
Expected: 18
Class#: 3789
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 Preference: Theatre, English, and Comparative Literature majors
Department Notes: this course is strongly recommended for any students majoring in Theatre
Distributions: Division I;
Attributes: ENGL Literary Histories C

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