30.372 Twentieth-Century British Drama

Prerequisite: 6 credit hours in first-year English literature (ENGL) or permission of Instructor.

A study of the variety of dramatic styles and subject matter of twentieth-century British drama: from social satire and Irish nationalist theatre in the century’s early decades, to the theatre of the absurd and kitchen-sink drama of the mid-century, to the avant-garde, feminist, and in-yer-face theatre of the last decades. Drama to be studied may include the plays of Shaw, Synge, O’Casey, Beckett, Osborne, Pinter, Orton, Stoppard, Shaffer, Hare, Churchill, and Kane.

Cross-registered with (Drama) 20:372.
3 lecture hours per week, one term.