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HUM 3180 - Dramatic Literature

Prerequisite(s): ENG 1270 
This course is an introduction to dramatic literature, focusing on the interpretation of dramatic texts. Students will also study the history of drama and the major dramatic forms, as well as read plays representative of key movements and time periods, beginning with the Greek tradition and culminating in contemporary American drama. Students will also experiment with the performative aspects of dramatic literature. Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the history of drama and the major dramatic forms.
  2. Analyze and interpret dramatic literature, and articulate these interpretations both orally and in writing.
  3. Synthesize the many elements of drama, including the use of language, dramatic structure, setting, symbols, and characterization.
  4. Construct a theatrical performance, with careful attention to staging, direction, and acting, such that these elements unite to convey a cohesive interpretation of a play.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the complexity of dramatic literature and theatrical performances.

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