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