Introduction to Drama

A gentleman speaks to an elegantly dressed woman seated on a chaise lounge.

A scene from a production of Ibsen's A Doll's House. (Image courtesy of Patrick Huber on flickr. License CC BY-NC-SA.)


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This course is a study of the history of theater art and practice from its origins to the modern period, including its roles in non-western cultures. Special attention is given to the relationship between the literary and performative dimensions of drama, and the relationship between drama and its cultural context.

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Anne Fleche. 21L.005 Introduction to Drama. Fall 2016. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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