English | Modern Drama: English, Irish, American and Post-Colonial
L366 | 24769 | Stephen Watt
L366 24769 MODERN DRAMA: ENGLISH, IRISH, AMERICAN AND POST-COLONIAL
9:30a-10:45a TR (30 students) 3 cr., A&H.
This course offers a survey of the most influential twentieth-
century playwrights writing in English, devoting particular
attention to the rise of a so-called “modern” drama and the
subsequent evolution of more postmodern forms. Writers include
Bernard Shaw, J.M. Synge, Eugene O’Neill, Sophie Treadwell,
Elizabeth Robins, Sean O’Casey, Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter, Caryl
Churchill, Marina Carr, Martin McDonagh, and David Mamet. There
will be two exams and two formal essays, the latter a formal
research paper. Research writing and critical reading will provide
yet another focus of the course. Interested students are invited to
meet with the instructor before the course begins to discuss
particular theatrical or research interests.