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Dramatic Literature (NOT OFFERED IN 2009-2010)
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: 7.5 credits, including 1.0 credit of second-year liberal studies (including 0.5 VISC credit).
(NOT OFFERED IN 2009-2010)
The goal of this course is to teach students how to read and write about drama by analyzing selections of drama from various parts of the world. The course will explore the notion of dramatic literature as a form of literary expression that only finds completion through its realization on the stage, and will seek to define the qualities that separate it from literature intended for the solitary reader. Each play will be contextualized within a historical and theoretical frame of reference that explores both the playwright's inspiration, and the articulation of that inspiration in concrete terms. Selections will be studied with reference to style, theme, genre and language with specific attention to the structural composition of plot and setting and the development of character in space and time. In our analysis, we will examine the representation of nation, gender, sexuality, class and culture. Recurrent themes will also be considered, such as the relationship between illusion and reality, and between society and the hero.
Anti-requisite: Students who have previously taken ENGL 2B04 may not take this course for further credit.
Course was last updated June 22, 2009 - 12:33 PM