THTR T567 Sec. 4171 R. Herzel

European Drama from Moliere to Ibsen

2:30-3:45p MW 3 cr. hrs.

A rapid chronological survey of French, English, German, and Italian plays of the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries, with attention to changes in the conventions of playwriting and staging. Plays on the reading list are selected with an eye to facilitating comparisons between differing treatments of a common social concern. The course will be taught primarily by discussion.

ASSIGNMENTS: (1) paper - 3-5 pages; (2) final paper.