21L.486 Modern Drama

Spring 2006

Photographs of Tennessee Williams, Wole Soyinka, and George Bernard Shaw.
Tennessee Williams, Wole Soyinka, and George Bernard Shaw. (Left image courtesy of the Library of Congress; center and right images taken from Wikipedia.)

Course Highlights

This course features readings, as well as sample student work in the assignments section and sample discussion questions in the study materials section.

Course Description

This course analyzes major modern plays featuring works by Shaw, Pirandello, Beckett, Brecht, Williams, Soyinka, Hwang, Churchill, Wilson, Frayn, Stoppard, Deveare Smith, and Kushner. The class particularly considers performance, sociopolitical and aesthetic contexts, and the role of theater in the world of modern multimedia.
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Staff

Instructor:
Prof. Diana Henderson

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

Level

Undergraduate

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