Fall 2010 Dynamics of Play Reading: Elements, Structures, Paradigms
Theater and Dance, as THDA-29 Faculty Ronald Dean Bashford (Section 01) Description
This course explores various elements of dramatic literature and their implications for audience experiences in performance. Character, language, spectacle, plotting and theme are studied in the light of dynamic play structures. In addition to analytical writing, students undertake experiential projects in realizing the underlying theatrical and narrative paradigms of the plays studied. Exemplary plays are chosen for their contrasting qualities, from antiquity to the present, and are read alongside related theoretical and critical texts. Particular emphasis is placed on exploring the legacy of classical form and later evolutionary and innovative responses to it. Playwrights considered include Sophocles, Shakespeare, Shaw, Pirandello, Brecht, Kaufman and Hart, Peter Weiss, and Caryl Churchill.
Fall semester. Professor Bashford.
Keywords Artistic Practice Course times and locations THDA 29 - L/D Section 01 Tu 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM CHAP 210 Th 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM CHAP 210 Textbooks
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ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Book Store Price
9781903436608 A Midsummer Nights Dream - Arden Shakespeare : Second Series - Paperback Arden Harold F. Brooks Amherst Books $5.75-$17.00
9780140189223 Six characters in search of an author and other plays London, England ; Penguin, 1995. Luigi Pirandello Amherst Books $5.85-$13.00
9780143105169 The Threepenny Opera Penguin Classics Bertolt Brecht, Nadine Gordimer (Foreword), John Willett (Editor), Ralph Manheim (Editor), Norman Roessler (Introduction) Amherst Books $6.40-$11.00
9780156027649 The Oedipus cycle San Diego : Harcourt, Brace & Co., c1977. Sophocles Amherst Books $14.00
9780413748300 4. 48 psychosis London : Methuen Drama, 2000. Sarah Kane Amherst Books $5.75-$26.95
9780553214086 Pygmalion and Major Barbara Bantam Classics GEORGE BERNARD SHAW Amherst Books $2.08-$5.95
9780802132154 The complete plays New York : Grove Weidenfeld, 1990. Joe Orton; introduced by John Lahr Amherst Books $6.45-$16.00
9780802150554 Collected shorter plays New York, NY : Grove Weidenfeld, 1984. Samuel Beckett Amherst Books $9.27-$26.95
9780802150646 Three Plays by Kaufman and Hart Grove Press George Kaufman, Amherst Books $6.49-$10.98
9780802151100 Exit the king, The killer, and Macbett New York : Grove Press, 1985. by Eugène Ionesco; translated from the French by Charles Marowitz and Donald Watson Amherst Books $8.54-$15.00
9780822217503 Uncle Vanya New York : Dramatists Play Service, Inc., c2000. Brian Friel Amherst Books $6.68-$7.55
9780822221784 A Flea in Her Ear Dramatist's Play Service David Ives, Amherst Books $5.37-$7.13
9780871295071 Marat/Sade Dramatic Pub. Peter Weiss, Geoffrey Skelton, Amherst Books $5.50-$70.12
9781557835277 Theatre/Theory/Theatre Applause Books Daniel Gerould (Composer) Amherst Books $8.86-$19.95
9781559361705 Poetics New York: Theatre Communications Group, 1999. Aristotle; translated and introduced by Kenneth McLeish Amherst Books $5.73-$21.95
9781559362252 A Number Theatre Communications Group Caryl Churchill Amherst Books $5.22-$19.95
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