Modern and Contemporary Drama
Modern and Contemporary Drama is a course that examines the development of Western dramatic conventions over the past 150 years. Students will track how playwrights have drawn upon and departed from prior works of drama, and will see how forces such as cultural and political context shaped the theatrical works of those playwrights. In addition to discussing and writing about the works under consideration, students will be expected to take part in performances and creative imitations, discovering how drama needs to be considered on its feet, rather than just from the classroom desk. Authors may include Chekhov, Strindberg, Ibsen, Brecht, Pinter, Shaw, Beckett, Parks, Smith, Wilson, and Kushner.
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