Three credit hours. One and a half hours of lecture and one and a half hours of seminar per week.

Identification and analysis of the themes, elements, conventions and contexts of dramatic works of representative writers from the period 1880-1945, such as Oscar Wilde, John Synge, W.B. Yeats, Lillian Hellman, Bernard Shaw, Sean O’Casey, Clifford Odets, Christopher Isherwood, Maxwell Anderson, T.S. Eliot and Eugene O’Neill. Discussion of the relationship between the primary texts and their historical period through the use of critical theory. An original research project will be required.