RCHUMS 481 - Play Production Seminar
Section: 001 Beckett and Pinter
Term: WN 2012
Subject: RC Humanities (RCHUMS)
Department: LSA Residential College
May be elected three times for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This team-taught play production seminar will be devoted to the works of the major modern playwrights Samuel Beckett and his successor and ‘disciple’ Harold Pinter, both recipients of the Nobel Prize for Literature, in 1969 and 2005 respectively. Their careers will be examined in detail and a selection of their major plays (for Beckett: Waiting for Godot, Endgame, Happy Days, and Krapp’s Last Tape; for Pinter: The Caretaker, The Homecoming, Old Times, and Betrayal) will be approached through discussion and short written analyses, the viewing of select video productions, but primarily through exploratory scene-work leading to a midterm performance. An original program of Beckett and Pinter pieces will evolve from the work of the seminar and be produced in the Keene Theater of the Residential College at the end of the semester. This production will more than likely be drawn from the numerous short, late works of both playwrights (for Beckett: Rockaby, That Time, Catastrophe, etc.; for Pinter: Mountain Language, One for the Road, New World Order, etc.), although full-length plays might also be considered. All students will participate in this culminating production in some capacity, whether as actors, directors, designers, or dramaturges (literary/research specialists).

For more information contact Prof. Mendeloff at mendelof@umich.edu or Prof. Walsh at narenlob@umich.edu.

Course Requirements:

No data submitted

Intended Audience:

Students from all parts of the University are welcome.
RC HUMS 481 is not restricted to Residential College students. It serves as the upper level requirement for both the LS&A’s Drama major and its “Text-into-Performance” minor.

Class Format:

No data submitted

RCHUMS 481 - Play Production Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
MWF 11:00AM - 1:00PM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.
Syllabi are available to current LSA students. IMPORTANT: These syllabi are provided to give students a general idea about the courses, as offered by LSA departments and programs in prior academic terms. The syllabi do not necessarily reflect the assignments, sequence of course materials, and/or course expectations that the faculty and departments/programs have for these same courses in the current and/or future terms.

Click the button below to view historical syllabi for RCHUMS 481 (UM login required)

View Historical Syllabi
The CourseProfile (ART) system, supported by the U-M Provost’s 3rd Century Initiative through a grant to the Digital Innovation Greenhouse, provides additional information about: course enrollments; academic terms and instructors; student academic profiles (school/college, majors), and previous, concurrent, and subsequent course enrollments.

CourseProfile (ART)