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DRMA 225
Representative Plays


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline: [Humanities]

Lecture Hours:50


Description
A study of plays representative of historical periods from the ancient Greeks to modern times as an introduction to the literature and arts of the theater. Formerly THEA 225.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • List chronologically and summarize the historical significance of various representative plays/playwrights from classical Greek to contemporary drama.
  • Ability to interpret dramatic texts within their historical context.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the major movement/forms/conventions which has shaped western drama and their relationship to selected texts.
  • Apply various theories and concepts of playwriting in analyzing dramatic texts.
  • Enhanced ability to read, analyze and write critically about dramatic works.

  • Course Topics
  • Greek Theatre: “Oedipus the King”, Aristophanes, “Lysistrata”
  • Roman Theatre: Seneca, “Plautus”, “Menaechmi”
  • Medieval Theatre: “The Second Shepherds Play”
  • Renaissance Theatre: Shakespeare, “Romeo and Juliet” or “Comedy of Errors”
  • Neoclassicism: Racine, “Phedre”, Moliere, “Tartuffe”
  • Restoration: Sheridan, “The Rivals”
  • Romanticism: Goethe, “Faust”
  • Realism: Ibsen, “A Doll’s House”, Shaw, “Arms and the Man”
  • Avant-Gardism: Toller, “Man and the Masses”
  • Many other Modern and Post Modern works
  • Topics may vary based on instructor preference

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    DRMA 225
    Summer 2011
    8015
    Jessica Barkl
    DRMA 225
    Summer 2009
    8015
    Jessica Barkl


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
    X
    X
    X
     
    X
    X
    X
    X
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.