2007 : instead of theory directory [ filmplus.org/thr ]
Modern Drama: Selected Plays from 1879 to the Present Walter Levy, Pace University ISBN: 0-13-226721-7 Prentice Hall Paper; 985 pp Published: 10/21/1998
ShowCases: 3 Sisters, Mikado, 12th Night, Hamlet, The Importance of Being Earnest, Dangerous Liaisons, Don Juan
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2003 Modern Drama (textbook): This comprehensive and balanced anthology offers a collection of 25 works of modern and contemporary drama from the 1870s through the early 1990s. Features twenty-five plays that often demonstrate a significant breakthrough in maturity of expression and style for each playwright — important leaders in the development of modern and contemporary drama.
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2005 & After
Summary200 Words Post (after reading each play):
Paragraph 1: Plot Summary -- Describe in one paragraph the storyline of the play (six or seven sentences).
Paragraph 2: Theme(s) (Meaning or premise) -- What is the playwright saying to us? What is the point of the story or plot? What comment is the writer making about society? Support your theme statement from an action, dialogue or scene from the play.
Paragraph 3: Form -- tragedy, comedy, melodrama, or tragicomedy? Why you believe it is a particular type of play by using examples from the play (refer to definitions in texts to justify your selections).
Paragraph 4: Conclusion -- Discuss the play's universality. Will it withstand time? 100, 1000 years? Why? Peronal Opinion (Summary).
QuestionsChekhov, new drama. Craft & Art.
Notes* The Poetics
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3 new subdirectories
I need to keep it in two main parts: craft and styles (periods).
Part Three: showcases -- like Chekhov or Three Sisters?
The Three Sisters and The Cherry Orchard. What's happened in three centuries after Shakespeare?
High Modernity: from Hamlet to Everyman?
Individual -- from religion to social or artist Christianity? Man is a universe... Character is a story!
Realism -- Why the NEW theatre was needed? New drama, new acting, directing.
Writing assignments: 200 words post after reading each play. Midterm (Outline, 1st Draft, Final), Final (and/or the Scene -- the same three stages or rewrites), tests.
[ analysis of Chekhov' stage directions at home, select your favorite character ]
Metaphor and Theme Analysis
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"Dramatic Literature from Chekhov to Beckett and After" Context * Plot Overview * Characters * Character Analysis * Themes * Scenes * Quotations * Key Facts * Study Questions * Quiz * Further Reading * Notes *
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