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DRAM 222 - Sources of World Drama

Semester Offered: Spring.
1 unit(s)
Drama 222 is the second half of the yearlong DRAM 221 /222. This course provides an introduction to dramatic literature and performance practice from around the world. In 222 students read an array of dramatic texts from the eighteenth century through contemporary dramas such as August: Osage County and works by Sarah Ruhl and Martin McDonagh, along with works from Africa, the Carribean, and the Middle East. The course balances an exploration of dramatic literature and staging with an investigation of the theories that have affected both the literature and practice of theater, such as Realism, Epic Theater, Absurdism, and Theater of Cruelty. The course focuses on a series of critical periods and explores the relationship between the theater and the culture responsible for its creation. Amanda Culp.

Prerequisite(s): DRAM 102  and DRAM 221 .

Yearlong course DRAM 221 /222.

Two 75-minute periods.

Course Format: CLS

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