Prerequisite: ENGL 100 or 101 or 3 credits from ENGL 110-139. (First semester/4 credits).
This course will examine the history, development, themes, characters, literary devices, and production values of a variety of theatre and drama, including Ancient Greece and Rome, Medieval Europe, Renaissance Italy, Elizabethan England, Asia, 17th c. France, 18th c. England, and 18th and 19th c. America. Playwrights studied will include Sophocles, Aristophanes, liturgical dramatists, commedia performers, Shakespeare, Jonson, Chikamatsu, Molière, Sheridan, Tyler and Daly. (H1, G)