ENGL 202
Modern Drama Fall 2021
Division I
Cross-listed THEA 229 / ENGL 202 / COMP 202

Class Details

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: seminar
Limit: 15
Expected: 15
Class#: 1146
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: Two 5-page papers; regular short responses and discussion board postings; 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:
THEA 229 Division I ENGL 202 Division I COMP 202 Division I
Attributes: ENGL Literary Histories C

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