ENGL 202
Modern Drama Spring 2020
Division I
Cross-listed ENGL 202 / COMP 202 / THEA 229

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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#: 3811
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
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: Theatre, English, and Comparative Literature majors
Unit Notes: this course is strongly recommended for any students majoring in Theatre
Distributions: Division I
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
ENGL 202 Division I COMP 202 Division I THEA 229 Division I
Attributes: ENGL Literary Histories C

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