Slavic Languages and Literatures | Russian Drama
R550 | ALL | Durkin


The course will works of major significance in the Russian dramatic
tradition, from its beginnings in the late seventeenth century to the
present. Particular attention will be devoted to neoclassical tragedy and
comedy (Sumarokov, Fonvizin, and others), Romantic drama (Griboedov,
Pushkin, Lermontov, and Gogol), realistic nineteenth-century drama
(Ostrovskii, Turgenev, Tolstoy and others), Chekhov and the Moscow Art
Theater, Symbolist and Modernist drama (Blok, Evreinov, Mayakovskii,
others), and drama of the early Soviet period (Bulgakov). If time permits,
recent drama, such as that of Petrushevskaia, will also be discussed.

Requirements will include class presentations and papers.