History of Theater II: Modern Drama (DRA2154.01)

Kathleen Dimmick

This course examines the history and aesthetics of the theater, including the development of staging, production, and acting methods and styles. In the fall of 2015 we will read representative plays from the modern canon, beginning with the experiments in Naturalism in the nineteenth century through twentieth century modernism to the contemporary drama of today. Along with the plays, we’ll look at critical and theoretical essays that elucidate the historical context and dramatic conventions of these works. Students will write one essay and take midterm and final exams.


Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 4
M 4:10pm - 6:00pm; Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 25
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as Kathleen Dimmick, All courses, Drama, Four Credit, Literature, 2000, and tagged , , .