Dramatic Literature: Modern Drama
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Division: Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
Department: The Arts
Course Number: LTHR 2016
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: Yes
- Theater History, Theory & Criticism
This course explores European dramatic literature of the Modern Era, from the late 19th to the mid 20th century. The course addresses three main styles of theatrical presentation: the birth and growth of Realism; challenges to Realism from Expressionism to Epic Theater; and the elemental performance texts of the Avant-Garde from the Symbolists to Absurdist Drama and formal challenges of the 1960's. Each section will proceed chronologically exploring a range of core texts paired with outside readings. The emphasis will be on dramaturgical analysis of plays as vehicles for performance and placing theatrical practice within a broader cultural continuum.
Open to Undergraduate students.