ENGL454 - Modern Drama

The course will concentrate on British drama over the past three decades, reading about 25 plays, including several from Harold Pinter, Tom Stoppard, and Alan Bennett, plus plays from Simon Gray, Pam Gems, Christopher Hampton, David Hare, Brian Friel, Timberlake Wertenbaker, Roy Williams, Joe Penhall, Caryl Churchill, Alan Ayckbourn, Patrick Marber, and Charlotte Jones. By way of run-up to all this, we will also read plays from Ibsen, O'Casey, and Chekov. Forty pages of writing, three exams, and attendance at a professional play in D.C. are required.


Two English courses or permission of department.