Theatre and Drama | Development of Dramatic Art 3
T462 | 11332 | Solomon, R
T462 - Development of Dramatic Art 3
Topic: Modern and Contemporary Drama
Fulfills AHLA & CSB req.
COAS Intensive Writing requires registration in COAS W333.
This course is designed to introduce a broad spectrum of
Continental, British and American plays and theatrical
performances. These range from Bertolt Brecht's MOTHER COURAGE to
Robert Wilson's EINSTEIN ON THE BEACH and Alan Ayckbourn's COMIC
POTENTIAL. They constitute some of the most important and
representative works of the contemporary period. The course is also
geared to acquaint you with recent scholarship in the field of
theatre studies and to help you develop skills in the critical
analysis of dramatic texts and performances. These goals will be
accomplished through lectures, readings, film and video viewings,
discussions, and writing assignments.
Since the course fulfills the COAS Intensive Writing requirement, it
will pay special attention to honing writing skills, especially as
required for the analysis and criticism of plays and performances.