Please Note: This course is one of two parts, however, neither part requires the other as a prerequisite. Students may enroll in both courses or select just one without missing materials needed to enjoy the course's content.
This course explores world renowned drama of the early and mid-twentieth century by recipients of the Nobel Prize in Literature: George Bernard Shaw (1925), Luigi Pirandello (1934), Eugene O’Neill (1936), T.S. Eliot (1948), and Samuel Beckett (1969). Students will read one play a week prior to each class: Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Six Characters in Search of an Author, Mourning Becomes Electra, Murder in the Cathedral, and Waiting for Godot. Lectures will include overviews of the playwrights’ careers, close readings of the plays, their socio-political contexts, and theatre aesthetics. In-class screenings and actor dramatizations will complement the readings.
Interested in learning more about the second part of this two part course series? Click here to view the details of Nobel Prize Winning Dramatists - Part 2 - From Soyinka to Pinter
Registration will open online on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 8 AM (AZ Time)
- Classes will be delivered online via the Zoom video conferencing platform. Course will be password protected and only available to enrolled students.
- All class sessions will be recorded and made available to enrolled students for a limited time to assist those who may not be able to attend the live class times.
- Enrolled students may withdraw from a course and receive a tuition refund if the request is received before the second class session. See our FAQ page here for more answers to general program questions.