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Course NoHS 144
CourseBTech
SemesterV
TitleDrama from Aristotle to Goethe
StreamEnglish
DescriptionTheatre architecture and history: classica l origins, miracle and morality plays, five act play; Genres: tragedy, comedy, dark comedy, closet, masque, comedy of manners; Major playwrights: Aeschylus, Sophocles, Aristophanes, Plautus, Terence, Seneca, Marlowe, Shakespeare, Jonson, Kyd, Calderón, Mol ière, Racine, Sheridan, Goethe ; Theories of theatre and critical apparatus: Aristotle, Horace, Bharata, Castelvetro, Sidney, Corneille, Dryden, Rousseau, Schiller, Schlegel, Goethe; Bhārata: Nātyaśāstra ; Aristotle: Poetics ; Kālidasa: Abhijñānaśakuntalam ; S ophocles: Oedipus the King ; William Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice .
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Course References
  1. Stoler Miller, Barbara, ed. Theater of Memory: The Plays of Kalidasa . Columbia Un iversity Press, 1984.
  2. Puchner, Martin et al. eds. The Norton Anthology of Drama . New York: Norton, (3 rd ed.), 2017.
  3. Shakespeare, William. “The Merchant of Venice.” John Drakakis ed. Bloomsbury, The Arden Shakespeare, Third Series, 2013.
  4. Gerould, Daniel ed . Theatre/Theory/Theatre: The Major Critical Texts from Aristotle and Zeami to Soyinka and Havel . New York: Applause Theatre and Cinema Books, 2000.
  5. Carlson, Marvin. Theories of the Theatre : A Historical and Critical Survey, from the Greeks to the Present . New York: Cornell University Press, 1993
  6. Cave, Terence. Recognitions: A Study in Poetics . Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1988.