Modern Drama I

A study of major plays by Ibsen, Strindberg, Chekov, Pirandello, Brecht, Beckett and others. Artists who revolutionized the stage by transforming it into a venue for avant-garde social, political, psychological, artistic and metaphysical thought, creating the theatre we know today.

Sample reading list:
Ibsen, A Doll House, Hedda Gabler
Strindberg, Miss Julie, A Dream Play
Chekhov, The Seagull, Cherry Orchard
Pirandello, Six Characters in Search of an Author
Brecht, Threepenny Opera, Caucasian Chalk Circle
Beckett, Happy Days, Play, Not I
See instructor for complete list

Other information:
When possible, we will attend relevant productions and watch videos to better appreciate the fact that a play is a form of literature written to be performed. Department Distribution: Modernity




Mondays & Wednesdays
11:00 am - 12:20 pm


Robert N. Sandberg