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ENAM0406

Shaw, Stoppard:the Play Ideas

Seminar: Shaw, Stoppard and the Play of Ideas
In the 1890s Bernard Shaw introduced into British drama the play of ideas—a play which takes as its theme a social or philosophical problem—and combined it with the traditions of farce and high comedy to create an idiosyncratic kind of drama. For the pasts three decades Tom Stoppard has continued that tradition of wit and intellectual comedy. This seminar will study closely how these two playwrights have given vital form to the play of ideas in a dozen of their major plays. 3 hrs. lect.
Subject:
English & American Literatures
Department:
English & American Literatures
Division:
Literature
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Sections

Spring 2012

ENAM0406A-S12 Seminar (Bertolini)

Spring 2010

ENAM0406A-S10 Seminar (Bertolini)

Fall 2007

ENAM0406A-F07 Seminar (Bertolini)