Chekhov and the Birth of the Modern Theater
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students
Department: Humanities
Course Number: NLIT 3448
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Literature
In addition to Chekhov’s four full-length plays, we will read closely, discuss and analyze representative works by the major European creators of the Modern Theater - Ibsen, Strindberg, Brecht, Pirandello, Beckett, Stoppard and others. Our discussions will be informed by secondary readings in the history of the theater from Realism and Naturalism to Symbolism, Agit-theater and the Theater of the Absurd. Over the course of the semester, we will observe the creation and development of recognizably modern language and sensibility on the stage.
Course Open to: Degree Students