ENGL 344 A: Studies In Drama

Meeting Time: 
TTh 2:30pm - 4:20pm
Location: 
LOW 105
SLN: 
14620
Instructor:
William Streitberger

Syllabus Description:

"The tears of the world are a constant quantity. For each one who begins to weep somewhere else another stops. The same is true of the laugh."  Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot

This is a production focused investigation of modern and post-modern tragicomedy in drama and film from Ibsen (1884) to Inarritu (2014). Some attention will be given to theories of tragicomedy from Guarini in the late sixteeneth century to Durrenmatt in the mid twentieth. 

Reports, essays, discussions.

 

Catalog Description: 
Explores the workings and historical development of theatrical practices, including performance and spectatorship more broadly. Possible topics include genres of drama (tragedy, mystery play, melodrama, agitprop); histories of drama (Elizabethan theater, Theater of the Absurd, the Mbari Mbayo club, In-Your-Face Theater; and theorists of performance and dramaturgy.
GE Requirements: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
August 4, 2017 - 11:00pm