Theatre Arts 275/English 256
The Seeds of Modern Drama
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11-11:50, and by appointment
September 6: Introduction
September 11: Alexandre Dumas, fils, The Lady of the Camelias (Camille) (bulkpack)
[September 13: NO CLASS]
September 18: Emile Zola, Thérèse Raquin; preface to Thérèse Raquin (bulkpack)
September 20: Henrik Ibsen, A Doll House
September 25: A Doll House (cont.)
September 27: Ibsen, Hedda Gabler
October 2: Ibsen, The Master Builder
October 4: August Strindberg, Miss Julie
October 9: Miss Julie (cont.)
[Approximate date: FIRST TAKE-HOME ASSIGNMENT]
October 11: Ibsen, Peer Gynt
October 18: Georg Büchner, Woyzeck
October 23: Frank Wedekind, Spring Awakening
October 25: Strindberg, A Dream Play
October 30: Anton Chekhov, Uncle Vanya
November 1: Uncle Vanya (cont.)
November 6: G. Bernard Shaw, Mrs. Warren’s Profession
November 8: Shaw, Major Barbara
November 13: Major Barbara (cont.)
[November 15: TO BE ANNOUNCED]
[Approximate date: SECOND TAKE-HOME ASSIGNMENT]
November 20: H. Granville Barker, The Voysey Inheritance
November 27: The Voysey Inheritance (cont.)
November 29: Elizabeth Robins, Votes for Women!
December 6: Catch-up and conclusions.
There will be TWO take-home essay assignments (approximately 5 pages), plus ONE final paper (approximately 10-12 pages), due at a date to be announced during reading and exam period, on a topic that must MUST BE APPROVED IN ADVANCE. Attendance in class is crucial; CHRONIC ABSENCE OR LATENESS WILL BE COUNTED AGAINST YOU.
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