FREN 4457 Passion Staged and Upstaged: Nineteenth-Century French Theater (Fall: 3 )
Through its study of Romanticism, Realism, and Naturalism in the French drama of the nineteenth century, this course will show how Romantic passion is progressively subverted and defeated as the materialistic values of a bourgeois society successfully combat it, finally substituting for the Romantic hero the unscrupulous businessman. Students will read Hugo's Préface de Cromwell, Hernani and Ruy Blas; Musset's Les Caprices de Marianne and Lorenzaccio; Vigny's Chatterton; La Dame aux Camélias by Dumas fils; Becque's Les Corbeaux; and Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac.
Instructor(s): Norman Araujo
Last Updated: 21-Feb-14