Modern Drama: 1880-1940


In this course, we analyze key texts from the history of modern dramatic literature starting in the late nineteenth century and proceeding to 1940. Starting with the flourishing of realism and naturalism in Scandinavia, we trace the rapid evolution of dramatic forms that characterized playwriting in Europe, England, and the United States. We will analyze not only the scripts but also various productions of each of these significant plays by significant playwrights, ranging from Henrik Ibsen and August Strindberg to Gertrude Stein and Eugene O'Neill.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • W
  • ALP
  • CZ
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