THEA 121. Dramaturgy Seminar
What does Joe Orton owe to Terence and Wycherley? How does a "monstre sacré" like Don Juan repeat across the centuries? How does "stage realism" shift over time? In this cross-temporal, cross-cultural bolt through post-classical western drama-four plays a week-emphasis will be placed on works from famous "periods" (Spanish Golden Age, Restoration comedy, French Neo-Classicism, Sturm und Drang, etc.) and on examples of forgotten or usurped genres. Theatrical gauntlets thrown down by Collier, Strindberg, Stein, Lukács, Schiller, Zola, Brustein, Wilson, Shaw, and others, will be studied as well.
Fulfills a general requirement for all theater majors and minors.
Prerequisite: By permission of instructor.
Spring 2021. Not offered. See THEA 106.
Spring 2022. Magruder.
Catalog chapter: Theater
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/department-theater
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