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We will explore the astonishing range of dramatic experimentation that redefined the theater in the past one hundred fifty years.  After getting a feel for the forms behind modern drama such as the well-made play, historical tragedy, and the melodrama, we will read plays that define realism and naturalism, symbolism and expressionism, various forms of avant-garde performance, modernism and post-modernism.  We will work together to tackle such authors as Henrik Ibsen, George Bernard Shaw, Eugene O’Neill, Samuel Beckett, Suzan Lori Parks, and Caryl Churchill.

Taught by Dr. Jeff Cox.

Requisites: Restricted to students with 57-180 credits (Juniors or Seniors).
Additional Information:Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities
Departmental Category: General Literature and Language