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My website has a wealth of information you may find of value: from the homepage, go to the appropriate class under "Classes," see "Sample Papers," or use the many, varied links for whatever you find of interest. In spite of all the "rules" above, if I can help you with work, your paper, or other considerations, please ask.  And some reminders: please don't send phone-message emails; don't ask me to return phone calls; and no need exists for emails regarding missing a class--please see the class information sheet attached to your syllabus for attendance guidelines, quizzes, tests, and general information about the course. 

Text:  Modern and Contemporary Drama, St. Martin's Press, 1994, available at the ASU Bookstore or the Indian Bookstore.  (Please note: should you wish to purchase these texts individually, you'll find most at area bookstores.  For ordering, see Kristi Walters at Barnes and Noble at the Turtle Creek Mall, or check websites such as Amazon.com. Texts, where possible, are on Reserve at the Ellis Library).

Spring 2008 Syllabus for Modern and Contemporary Drama:


14: (First class)  Information about the class; lecture on the stage and the Modernist movement

16: A Dollís House, Henrik Ibsen

18: A Dollís House

21: Martin Luther King Day observed (no class)

23: A Dollís House

25: A Dollís House

28: Miss Julie, August Strindberg

30: Miss Julie


1: Miss Julie

4: Miss Julie

6: Juno and the Paycock, Sean OíCasey

8: Juno and the Paycock

11: Juno and the Paycock

13: Juno and the Paycock

15: The Modern Drama paper (information on writing an argument paper for the class)

18: Galileo, Bertolt Brecht

20: Galileo

22: Galileo

25: Galileo

27: Review

29: Midterm Examination


3: Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller

5: Death of a Salesman

7: Death of a Salesman

10: Death of a Salesman

12: Death of a Salesman

14: Death of a Salesman

17 Ė 21: Spring Break

24: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Tennessee Williams

26: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

28: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

31: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof


2: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

4: The Homecoming, Harold Pinter

7: The Homecoming

9: The Homecoming

12: The Homecoming

14: The Modern Drama Paper, a reminder

16: (Last day to drop a class or withdraw from university) Fool for Love, Sam Shepherd

18: Fool for Love

21: Fool for Love

23: Fool for Love

25: Fool for Love

28: (Last class) Review

29: Study Day

30: Final examinations begin; end on May 6. Grades available at 3:00 p.m., Friday, May 9.

(Please do not email regarding grades; any errors, questions, etc. cannot be addressed until the 1st Summer Term, as of May 28)


10: 7:00 p.m., Commencement




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