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Dramatic Art

DRAM 115: Perspectives in Drama

Offered Fall semester 2015 (August 18-december 11)

This course provides an overview of Western drama from its origins in ancient Greece to the present. Tracing the evolution of drama through its major periods, the course surveys a selection of representative plays, from Greek drama to contemporary works, and analyzes them through such elements as action, character, structure, and language. The course will help students develop an understanding of the theatre, its diverse offerings, and its rich history.

Required Text

  • Jacobus, The Bedford Introduction to Drama, 7th edition, Bedford/St. Martin's (2012). Be sure to purchase ISBN 978-1457606335.

You may purchase the text at Friday Center Books & Gifts in person, online, or by mailing or faxing in the book order form. Refer to the online ordering site for current book prices. Please see Textbooks for textbook purchase dates.

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DRAM 116: Perspectives in the Theatre

Offered Fall semester 2015 (August 18-december 11)

This course provides a survey of the interrelationships of acting, directing, designing, and playwriting through the study of major periods of theatrical expression and representative plays. The course strives to equip the student with a common vocabulary and understanding of the concepts utilized in the study and collaborative work of the theatre.

Required Texts

You must obtain the edition of the Barranger text indicated below. You may use any modern edition of the plays; however, for ease of discussion and uniformity in the course, the instructor recommends the editions and translations listed.

  • Barranger, Theatre: A Way of Seeing, 6th edition (2006), ISBN 978-0495004721
  • Sophocles, Antigone: In a New Translation by Nicholas Rudall (1998), ISBN 978-1566632119
  • Ibsen, A Doll House, in Four Major Plays, Vol. 1, Fjelde, trans. (1992)
  • Shepard, Curse of the Starving Class, revised edition (1998), ISBN 978-0822202615
  • Shepard, Buried Child, ISBN 978-0822215110
  • Shakespeare, Henry IV, Parts One and Two (2005), ISBN 978-1411404366
  • Parks, Top Dog/Underdog (2004), ISBN 978-0822219835
  • Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire (1998), ISBN 978-0822210894

You may purchase the texts at Friday Center Books & Gifts in person, online, or by mailing or faxing in the book order form. Refer to the online ordering site for current book prices. Please see Textbooks for textbook purchase dates.

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DRAM 284: Studies in Dramatic Theory and Criticism

OFFERED 2nd Summer Session 2015 (5½ WEEKS: June 22–JULY 28)

Offered Fall semester 2015 (August 18-december 11)

DRAM 284 is a seminar in dramatic theory and criticism with emphasis on the modern period.

Required Texts

Students must obtain the edition of the Barranger text indicated below. Students may use any modern edition of the plays; however, for ease of discussion and uniformity in the course, the instructor recommends the editions and translations listed.

  • Barranger, Understanding Plays, 3rd edition (2004), ISBN 978-0205381906
  • Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (1994), ISBN 978-0802132758
  • Shepard, Fool for Love, (1996), ISBN 978-0822204152
  • Vogel, How I Learned to Drive, revised edition (1999), ISBN 978-0822216230

You may purchase the textbooks at Friday Center Books & Gifts in person, online, or by mailing or faxing in the book order form. Refer to the online ordering site for current book prices. Please see Textbooks for textbook purchase dates.

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