English 162

THE MODERN DRAMA

The following plays are to be read in the course of the semester. Most of them will be discussed in class--at an average rate of one play per class meeting. Students are requested, whenever possible, to bring a copy of the work under discussion to class and to know its contents thoroughly.

  1. BRAND
  2. PEER GYNT
  3. A DOLL'S HOUSE
  4. GHOSTS
  5. AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE
  6. THE WILD DUCK
  7. ROSMERSHOLM
  8. HEDDA GABLER
  9. THE MASTER BUILDER
  10. LITTLE EYOLF
  11. JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN
  12. WHEN WE DEAD AWAKEN
  13. THE FATHER
  14. MISS JULIE (with preface)
  15. THE ROAD TO DAMASCUS
  16. A DREAM PLAY
  17. THE GHOST SONATA
  18. IVANOV
  19. THE SEAGULL
  20. UNCLE VANYA
  21. THREE SISTERS
  22. THE CHERRY ORCHARD
Among the books that will be recommended are:

Eric Bentley: THE PLAYWRIGHT AS THINKER, Meridian Books
Francis Fergusson: THE IDEA OF THINKER, Doubleday Anchor
David Magarshak: CHEKHOV THE DRAMATIST, Dramabooks, Hill and Wang
Frederick Nietszche: THE BIRTH OF TRAGEDY, Doubleday Anchor
Hermann Weigand: THE MODERN IBSEN, Dutton Everyman Paperback
Rolf Fjelde: IBSEN, 20TH CENTURY VIEWS, Spectrum


Professor Robert Brustein

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