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Ancient Theater cancelled

ENGL 103.920
MTWR 1-2:35

This course will introduce you to the "roots" of the western dramatic
tradition by surveying a number of well-known tragedies and comedies
from Greco-Roman antiquity. Although the syllabus varies slightly from
year to year, students can expect to read such influential works as
Sophocles' "Oedipus Rex" and Aristophanes' "Clouds." In addition to
reading the plays themselves, students will gain insight into the
reception of dramatic performances in the ancient world. Individual
authors and works will be presented within their historical contexts and
we will attend to matters such as staging of drama, the evolution of
theatrical performance, and interpretation of ancient drama as social
and/or political commentary.