Dramatic Masters: Comedy and Social Critique

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Dramatic Masters: War & Power

Spring 2019

Taught By: Victoria Abrash

Section: A

CRN: 3394

Credits: 4

This course looks at the work of three great playwrights of Western theater, Euripides, Shakespeare, and Brecht, all of whom addressed crucial, timely issues of war and power in their work. Students will explore several of the major plays by these writers, from The Trojan Women to Macbeth to Mother Courage and more, investigating their use of stagecraft and language to address current events in their own times and how their works have engaged later generations, continuing to contribute to our understanding of war and power even today. In addition to exploring the texts themselves, the class will look at both stage and film adaptations of the work over time and consider how subsequent artists have continued to redefine and find meaning in these works over time.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 22

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: 5:31am 5/22/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 10:00am - 11:40am

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 262

Date Range: 1/22/2019 - 5/9/2019