ENGLISH 290 - Themes in Language and Literature
Section: 003 10 Plays Everyone Should Know
Term: FA 2013
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Course Note:
This course is designed to introduce students to literature through a thematic approach.
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
SophInit
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

What does cultural literacy mean when applied to a field like theater and drama? Why is this question important? This class will consider the many ways in which plays and playwrights help to define and sometimes destabilize the societies from which they are drawn, and the role drama plays in the ongoing conversation any society needs to have about itself. Focusing on works drawn from one specific culture, the western world, plays to be considered this semester include such cultural landmarks as Oedipus Rex, Hamlet, A Doll’s House, The Cherry Orchard, Mother Courage, Waiting for Godot, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Death of a Salesman.

Course Requirements:

Students enrolled in this course will prepare and present bi-weekly reports to the class as a whole; there will also be an in-class midterm and a final term project.

Intended Audience:

No data submitted

Class Format:

Class meetings will be supplemented by required weekly screenings of video material held on reserve at Asquith in the Shapiro Library.

ENGLISH 290 - Themes in Language and Literature
Schedule Listing
002 (LEC)
P
28752
Open
1
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
003 (LEC)
P
28755
Open
13
 
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W 5:00PM - 8:00PM
004 (LEC)
P
30222
Open
Wolv. Access
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
005 (LEC)
P
32737
Open
Wolv. Access
 
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Th 3:00PM - 6:00PM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.


ISBN: 0451530225
Four major plays, Author: Henrik Ibsen ; in new translations with a foreword by Rolf Fjelde and a new afterword by Joan Templeton., Publisher: Signet Classic Rev. ed. 2006
Required
ISBN: 0060928751
The plays of Anton Chekhov, Author: a new translation by Paul Schmidt., Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics 1st Harper 1998
Required
ISBN: 0802130348
Waiting for Godot : tragicomedy in 2 acts, Author: by Samuel Beckett ; [translated from the original French text by the author], Publisher: Grove Press 1st Evergr 1982
Required
ISBN: 9781408108413
Death of a salesman, Author: Arthur Miller ; with commentary and notes by Enoch Brater., Publisher: Methuen Drama Methuen Dr 2010
Required
ISBN: 9780811207652
A streetcar named Desire, Author: Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983., Publisher: New Directions 1980
Required
ISBN: 9781559702348
Mother Courage and her children, Author: Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956., Publisher: Arcade Pub. 1994
Required
ISBN: 9780140436068
The importance of being earnest and other plays, Author: Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900., Publisher: Penguin Books 2000
Required
ISBN: 9780300008074
Long day's journey into night, Author: O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953., Publisher: Yale University Press 1956
Required
ISBN: 9780393098747
Oedipus tyrannus; a new translation. Passages from ancient authors. Religion and psychology: some studies. Criticism., Author: Sophocles., Publisher: Norton 1970
Required
ISBN: 9780393929584
Hamlet, Author: William Shakespeare ; edited by Robert S. Miola., Publisher: W. W. Norton 1st ed. 2010
Required
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