105年第2學期-0165 戲劇選讀 課程資訊
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After taking this course, the students should have learned to
1. analyze different components of a play
2. cultivate a clear understanding of different drama styles with a focus on realism
3. use fundamental skills to stage a short play
This course offered to FLLD Major Students will take into account several aspects of Drama Studies and story telling by way of the major dramatists (in English). They will be divided as follows:
1: Narrative – the dramatic story
2: Narration – how the drama unfolds
3: The characters in the drama (Preparing for the Role in Acting)
4: Plot Structure – the art of drama (story telling)
5: Different kinds of Drama [Tragedy, Comedy, Romance, Absurd, etc.]
This course will primarily examine the narrative elements of drama: we will examine such structural elements as characterization, plot structures (i.e. linear, episodic, etc.) and dramatic conflict. In addition students will explore a major school of critical thought aligned to the assigned reading.
Next, students will explore aspects of dramatic narration and theme. Here we will look at diction, tone, narrator reliability, denouement and the sense of an ending. Critical essays on narration will be read along with the selected Play. Finally, the different types of drama will be investigated in relation to what students have read up to this point in addition to selections from Student Reports and Presentations. This will aid students in comparing the cultural and gender specific aspects of DRAMA. The development of drama has been made possible with the advances in different disciplines of thought such as sociology, psychology, philosophy and studies in mythology. The student will be made familiar with these “extrinsic” schools of criticism as applied to drama. Critical essays and selections from different critics will be assigned as topics for class reports and short presentation papers.
Office HourThursday Morning 10:00-12:00 at the Instructor's Office Please call or email to make an appointment in advance.
1. Long Day's Journey into Night
2. Streetcar Named Desire
3. Death of a Salesman
4. The Cherry Orchard
5. A Doll's House
6. Amy's View