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, Tolstoi 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

Requirements will include class presentations and papers.