English Drama Seminar

English Drama Seminar
AN -, ANN -, AFN - 216/d
Course Description
This is a seminar course, accompanying the lecture-course relatively closely, which means
that the set texts occasionally do not overlap with the lecture requirements. The course will try
to help students to read and re-read some twelve-fourteen plays more thoroughly, and also, to
give the basis of the preparation for the end-term exam.
Set texts:
Sophocles: Oedipus Rex
Christopher Marlowe: Dr. Faustus
William Shakespeare: Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest
Richard B. Sheridan: The School for Scandal
Oscar Wilde: The Importance of Being Earnest
Shaw: Mrs Warren’s Profession
John Millington Synge: The Playboy of the Western World
Requirements & Assessment
Students must read the plays by the first date indicated for their discussion. Some classes may
start with a brief written quiz to check the students’ familiarity with the work to be discussed.
In the middle of the term, there will be a written in-class test. Every student will have to give
an oral presentation during the semester and produce an appropriate end-term paper. No more
than three absences are permitted. Students must be prepared for the class; therefore, not
reading the assigned text counts as an absence. Grades will be based upon t class
participation, the oral presentation, the quizzes, the mid-term test, and the end-term paper.
Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
WeeK 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
09th February
Introduction to drama
16th February
Oedipus Rex, Aristotle: Poetics
23rd February
Medieval Theatre. Everyman
02 March
Renaissance theatre. Doctor Faustus
09th March
Shakespeare. Globe theatre. Hamlet
16th March
23rd March
30th March
A Midsummer Night's Dream
06th April
The Tempest, HOMEWORK: King Lear
20th April
Midterm in-class test
27th April
The School for Scandal
04 May
The Importance of Being Earnest
11th May
Mrs Warren’s Profession
17 May
The Playboy of the Western World