6 – 7:30 pm
Through a combination of lecture and discussion we will examine the rich period of European theatre from the mid-twentieth century to the present. From the existentialism of No Exit and Endgame, to the innovations of Arcadia and The Birthday Party, as well as the comedies The History Boys and Art, we will explore major themes and movements in modern European drama. We will also consider how these works function as social commentary and as artistic achievements.
Todd Bauer holds an M.A. in liberal studies from Northwestern University, is a playwright and director, and is currently the visiting artist with Visible Theatre Company in New York.
Eight sessions, $190.
Beckett, Samuel. Endgame. Grove Press, 2009. ISBN: 978-0802144393
Bennett, Alan. The History Boys: A Play. Faber & Faber, 2006. ISBN: 978-0571224647
Pinter, Harold. The Birthday Party & The Room. Grove Press, 1994. ISBN: 978-0802151148
Pirandello, Luigi. Six Characters in Search of an Author by Luigi Pirandello. Translated by Eric Bentley. Signet Classics, 1998. ISBN: 978-0451526885
Reza, Yasmina. Art. Dramatists Play Service, Inc., 1999. ISBN: 978-0822216582
Sartre, Jean-Paul. No Exit and Three Other Plays. Vintage, 1989. ISBN: 978-0679725169
Stoppard, Tom. Plays 5: Arcadia, The Real Thing, Night & Day, Indian Ink, Hapgood . Faber & Faber, 2000. ISBN: 978-0571197514