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Grading: One scheduled conferences before Midterm and one after. Each missed class without a note - reduced grade. Textbook: MODERN DRAMA (plays, criticism, theory) by W.B. Worthen
12 "200 words" papers (max 2 pp each for each play read) -- 30 points
Quizzes, participation, attendance -- 20 points
Midterm paper (5 pp.) -- 20 points
Final paper (10 pp.) -- 30 points
Total = 100 points
 Intro. Textbook, Syllabus, Webpages, email. METHODS. High Modernity & Turn of the Century (1-22 Textbook). Review: Antiquity, Classics -- concepts of Individual. History and Drama. Shakespeare and after.
 Wilde & Chekhov. The Three Sisters (120). Revolution in technology and new drama for new theatre. New social theories (19c.) Nietzsche (1139)
 Chekhov I-III: Time-Space. Realism and Naturalism. First (subject) paper proposals. Stanislavsky (1148) and Freud (1117).
 Chekhov -- Ibsen (22). Comparative Analysis. Casebook on Ibsen. Phychological Realism. Zola (1179)
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 Ibsen -- Strindberg (145). Characters = Ideas. Realism & Symbolism. First subject paper due.
 O'Neill (293). North American Realism. First Test
 Tennessee Williams (336). Poetic Realism.
 Brecht & Epic Theatre (392). Non-Realism and Anti-Realism (Dada and Futurism). Casebook. Raymond Williams (1170) Midterm paper due.
 Beckett & Theatre of the Absurd (429). Casebook on Beckett. WW II and Global Village. Second Test
 Pinter (575). Postmodern, 1968. Pastache. Jameson (1130). Second subject paper due.
 Shepard (832). Simulacra (Baudrillard) of Realism.
 Hamletmachine (Muller) (824). Third Test.
 Kushner, Angels in America Part I (1009). Self-construction: Foucault and Deleuze. Third subject paper due.
 Draft of the final paper presentations. Review. Final (#4) Test
Finals -- Final paper due.
2004 & AfterChekhov, Ibsen, Shakespeare
in focus: shows
NBQuizzes on Reading (Theory and Plays) -- 4 points each. Bond, Shaw -- recommended. Semiotics -- Honzl (1120), Theatre of Cruelty -- Artaud (1085) and Cultural Anthro -- Turner (1153)/Jung are to be announced.
Writing assignments: 200 words post after reading each play (plus, oral presentation). Midterm Paper (Outline, 1st Draft, Final), Final (and/or the Scene -- the same three stages or rewrites), tests. [see script.vtheatre.net/413 directory for details]
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