2005 updates: Small Chekhov Fall * "Four Farces & One Funeral" -- Chekhov.05 Chekhov's one-acts are updated -- The Bear, The Proposal (1st act -- Oh, Love!), Wedding, Tobacco (Act II -- Ah, Marriage!), but I'm still working on the "funeral" (Last Day of Anton Chekhov). mini-chekhov I am teaching DramLit -- groups.yahoo.com/group/dramlit (subscribe) and see THR215 for subjects, topics, titles.
Spring 2006 -- Waiting for Godot, Beckett -- new pages ( see shows )
New subdirectories: I. II. III. IV. V. (2005) -- four key points from the Greeks to the Absurd. V -- you write your scene!
Four Major Plays (Oxford World's Classics)
by Federico Garcia Lorca,
"I have made a terrible discovery ... I have not yet been born ... I live off borrowed substance; what I have within me is not mine." In his four last plays Federico Garcia Lorca offered his disturbed and disturbing personal vision to Spanish audiences of the 1930s - unready, as he thought them, for the sexual frankness and surreal expression of his more experimental work.
Five Plays: Ivanov, the Seagull, Uncle Vanya, Three Sisters, and the Cherry Orchard (Oxford World's Classics)
Chekhov's worldwide reputation as a dramatist rests on five great plays: Ivanov, The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, Three Sisters, and The Cherry Orchard. All are presented in this collection, taken from the authoritative Oxford Chekhov, in Ronald Hingley's acclaimed translation. Hingley has also written an introduction specifically for this volume in which he provides a detailed history of Chekhov's involvement in the theater and an assessment of his accomplishment as a dramatist.
Sophocles: The Complete Plays (Signet Classics (Paperback))
Here in one volume are the full texts of the seven extant plays of the Greek playwright Sophocles, regarded by the Greeks of his time as a kind of "tragic Homer." This collection includes the revised and updated translations by Paul Roche of the Oedipus cycle, Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone, as well as all-new translations of Ajax, The Women of Trachis, Electra, and Philocetes.
I must talk more about postmodern in order to link the classics with our current culture (and mass culture). Explain how pop-art (movies, for example) use the forms and the meanings of the past.
Medea and Other Plays (Penguin Classics)
Translated by John Davie with an Introduction and Notes by Richard Rutherford.
More applications of script analysis for actors and directors. Force the conceptual thinking in class -- how would YOU act ths character, your design for the play and etc.