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Scripts and Shows: Modern Drama as Literature and Performance
ENGL 234
Spring 2011
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: THEA 234

Why read plays? What is the place of drama in literary studies? In modern culture and society? What answers to these questions are suggested by the works of classic modern writers like Ibsen, Strindberg, Chekhov, Brecht, and Beckett, and contemporaries like Tony Kushner and Suzan-Lori Parks? These are some of the questions we will try to answer as we examine a selection of plays from the modernist canon and the contemporary stage. This is a literature course, and no experience of theatre is necessary, but we will pay some attention to imagining how scripts might be realized in performance, and there will be a chance for students to participate in rehearsed readings.

Essential Capabilities: Interpretation
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)(ENGL-TLF Conc)(THEA)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

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