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.
* The Compact Bedford Intro to Drama (textbook) *
Summary200 Words Post (after reading each play):
Paragraph 1: Plot Summary -- Describe in one paragraph the storyline of the play. Be brief -- six or seven sentences maximum.
Paragraph 2: Theme (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 -- Is this a tragedy, comedy, melodrama, or tragicomedy? Tell why you believe it is a particular type of play by using examples from the play. Feel free to refer to definitions in texts to justify your selections.
Paragraph 4: Worth -- Discuss the play's universality. Will it withstand time?
2005 & After
Practical Applications: acting, directing, playwrighting!
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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Film-North * Anatoly Antohin. "Dramatic Literature from Chekhov to Beckett and After"