National University




LIT456 Studies in Drama

Lead Faculty: Dr. John J. Miller

Course Description

An examination of the conventions and varieties of dramatic texts and performance, focusing on drama of the 20th century. Includes discussion of both Western and non-Western traditions.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of important conventions, traditions, and theories of Western drama.
  • Apply close reading skills to the critical analysis of dramatic texts in discussion and writing.
  • Situate modern and contemporary dramatic texts within the Western dramatic tradition.
  • Identify significant similarities and differences between Western and non-Western dramatic texts.
  • Analyze and critique performances of plays as interpretations of the written text in discussion and writing.

Prerequisite