21L.005 | Fall 2004 | Undergraduate
Introduction to Drama
Course Description
Drama combines the literary arts of storytelling and poetry with the world of live performance. As a form of ritual as well as entertainment, drama has served to unite communities and challenge social norms, to vitalize and disturb its audiences. In order to understand this rich art form more fully, we will study and …
Drama combines the literary arts of storytelling and poetry with the world of live performance. As a form of ritual as well as entertainment, drama has served to unite communities and challenge social norms, to vitalize and disturb its audiences. In order to understand this rich art form more fully, we will study and discuss a sampling of plays that exemplify different kinds of dramatic structure; class members will also participate in, attend, and review dramatic performances.
Learning Resource Types
group_work Projects with Examples
assignment_turned_in Written Assignments with Examples
assignment Presentation Assignments
assignment_turned_in Media Assignments with Examples
An image of two actresses performing in period costumes.
Scene from an Elizabethan drama, 1893. (Image courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. [reproduction number, LC-USZ62-56588 (b&w film copy neg.)])