In this lecture and discussion course on the major 5th-century BCE Greek tragedies and comedies, the main emphasis will be on reading the plays as performances rather than simply as texts. To do so, we will focus on the literary aspects of the plays, on the historical and social context in which they are performed, and on the conventions of Greek theatrical production. In addition, some 20th-century non-Greek plays may be assigned to illuminate certain tragic and comic motifs.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CCIV)(CLAS)(THEA)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
An extensive selection of plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes. Readings of background materials on the class website will also be required.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Students will be responsible for the readings mentioned above (about two or three plays a week & secondary readings). There will be two or three in-class exams and a final exam or a short final paper, at the instructor's discretion.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Unless preregistered students attend the first class meeting or communicate directly with the instructor prior to the first class, they will be dropped from the class list. NOTE: Students must still submit a completed Drop/Add form to the Registrar's Office.
|Instructor(s): Visvardi,Eirene Times: ..T.R.. 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: FISK210; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 50||SR major: 5||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 23||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 10||JR non-major: 10||SO: 10||FR: 10|