98年第2學期-0159 戲劇選讀 課程資訊
|Class work and reports||5||Each student must report on the assigned work|
|Mid-Term paper||5||A short mid-tern paper on an assigned topic.|
|Final Term Paper||5||A fully researched paper on an assigned topic|
This Elective is designed to give the student knowledge about the major trends in Drama vis-à-vis the major Dramatists from the Greek Tragedians to modern writers and the Theatre of the Absurd.
While reading the selected dramas, we will explore the developments of the theatre as well as study the theories of interpretation.
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 Hour7:30 am : FL 211 A
1: H. Ibsen: “A Dolls House.”
2: Arthur Miller: “Death of a Salesman.”
3: Sophocles: “Oedipus Rex.”
4: Aristotle: “Poetics.”
5: Adams, Critical Theory since Plato (selections)