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ENGL 2283 Comparative Drama (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

This comparative literature course is designed to explore plays from two richly productive periods of the drama in Western history. It takes up the Greeks, especially works by Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, and examines the foundational theory of tragedy in the Poetics of Aristotle. It also attends to work by great playwrights of early modern England: Marlowe, Shakespeare, Jonson, and others. The course includes an orientation towards production and affords modest opportunities for experimenting with what may be learned in performance.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Dayton Haskin

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Fulfills the pre-1700 requirement

Last Updated: 24-Jun-17