21L.005 Introduction to Drama

Fall 2004

Scene from Elizabethan drama, 1893.
Scene from an Elizabethan drama, 1893. (Image courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. [reproduction number, LC-USZ62-56588 (b&w film copy neg.)])

Course Highlights

This course features student project videos.

Course Description

Drama combines the literary arts of storytelling and poetry with the world of live performance. As a form of ritual as well as entertainment, drama has served to unite communities and challenge social norms, to vitalize and disturb its audiences. In order to understand this rich art form more fully, we will study and discuss a sampling of plays that exemplify different kinds of dramatic structure; class members will also participate in, attend, and review dramatic performances.

Special Features

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .rm.

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Prof. Diana Henderson

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session