Theater of the Extreme

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Literary Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Theater of the Extreme

Spring 2019

Taught By: Anthony Galluzzo

Section: A

CRN: 7803

Credits: 4

This course traces the development of anti-realist theater, often focused on various protagonists’ extreme states—of mind and condition—in Europe, Great Britain, and the US. We will begin in the nineteenth century with certain fantastic and anti-mimetic forerunners, by Goethe, Büchner, and Jarry, before turning to the twentieth century’s avant-garde theater movements, including expressionism and theater of the absurd, as exemplified in the work of Brecht, O’Neill, and Beckett. Finally, we will look at how these playwrights’ experimental dramatizations of extremity inform post-war Anglo-American realist or semi-realist drama in the work of Pinter, Shepherd, and Kane.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LLST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 12:55pm 5/20/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 10:00am - 11:40am

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 618

Date Range: 1/23/2019 - 5/13/2019