Fall 2003: 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
prof. Anatoly Antohin Theatre UAF AK 99775 USA (907)474-7751
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
THR413 starts where THR215 DramLit stops. Yes, we have to talk more about the Grammar of Drama, but overall emphasis is on Art & ARTISTS (Part 2 and 3); The names are in main directory. Yes, we start with Shakespeare again (Hamlet) to get everybody on the same page, but my intentions are to get to Chekhov (the end of modernity) and travel through the decades (styles) of the 20th century.
The last (next) part is Theory (or Philosophy)....
Part I. Craft
Part II. Art
Part III. Theory [ "200words" after reading each new play posted on Dramlit List! On Time! ]
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. Paper must be "personal" -- your take, opinion, vision.Must have contemporary ground -- "today" -- why it is important for us in 2003.
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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