ENGL379M - Special Topics in Literature: British Plays in Performance

Permission of instructor required. The main thrust of this course will be to deeply learn five plays that will be presented as “rehearsed table-reads" to the whole university. Everyone who signs-up for the course must be prepared to stand up on his or her hind legs and act on stage in Ulrich Recital Hall. Note: The course meets on Mondays for 3 hours, BUT THE 5 PERFORMANCES WILL BE ON WEDNESDAYS, from 3:45 to 6. So that Wednesday time slot on your class schedule must be open. ALSO, STUDENTS WHO ARE CAST IN THAT WEEK'S PLAY MUST BE AVAILABLE ON MONDAY & TUESDAY NIGHTS FOR REHEARSALS FROM ABOUT 6 TO 9. Course writing: a research paper (covering a single playwright) and several short reports. Total pages of writing for the course: 25. There will also be two quizzes.


Permission from instructor only.