ENG340H1F L0101ENG340H1F L0101 M10, W10-12
Modern Drama to WWII
Prof: Dr. Philippa Sheppard
Brief description of course:
This course explores twelve major plays of the first half of the twentieth century -- an era of rapid social and political change – in the light of new intellectual and artistic movements such as Naturalism, Surrealism, Feminism and Socialism. Using clips from filmed productions, we will delve into performance history to arrive at a better sense of what makes these seminal dramas as important today as in their own time.
Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, Ghosts
; Strindberg’s Miss Julie;
Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya;
Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest;
Yeats’ On Baile’s Strand
(online); Synge’s Playboy of the Western World
; Glaspell’s Trifles
; Pirandello’s Six Characters in Search of an Author
; Shaw’s Saint Joan
; Brecht’s Galileo
; O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night
First Three Authors/Texts:
Ibsen, Strindberg, Chekhov.
Method of Evaluation:
One in-class essay (15%); one take-home essay (35%); one two hour exam (35%); participation (15%). I will take attendance each class, and make note of oral contributions, to arrive at the participation mark. Attendance is important.
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