Introduction to Drama

1:00p-2:15p TR (30) 3 cr.

This course surveys the history of drama in the Western world from the Classical period to the present. It will consider how the genre of drama is shaped by public performance. Therefore, in addition to the readings, there will be required film showings and required theater performances. Students will write several papers and a comprehensive final paper (in lieu of a final exam). Students will also participate in a group presentation about a play. These presentations will include a performance of a brief excerpt from the play. There will be no exams.