THTR T462 Sec. 4161 R. Solomon

Development of Dramatic Art 3/Topic: Modern and Contemporary Drama

12:30p-1:45p MW 3 cr. hrs.

This section COAS intensive writing section and also requires registration in COAS W333; fulfills AHLA and CSB requirements. May be taken for graduate credit.

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 constitute significant and culturally representative works from the contemporary period. The course is also geared to acquaint you with recent scholarship in the field of theatre studies and to help you to 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.