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Understanding English Drama

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Understanding English Drama Course Description

Course TitleUnderstanding English Drama    Course Code

Course PrerequisitesAn Introduction to English LiteratureThe History of English Literature

Course Follow-upsUnderstanding English PoetryUnderstanding English Fiction

Credit2                            

Total Semester Credit Hours32           

Lecture Hours32    

Experiment/Computer Hours0

SchoolSchool of Foreign Studies

MajorEnglish

Course Description:

Understanding English Drama is an elective course for English majors. Through the selected readings of major British and American playwrights’ masterpieces, the introduction of the cultural background and the social thoughts in the plays, and the analysis of the language features, especially emphasis on the understanding and appreciation of the language of English drama, this course aims to help students apprehend the content and styles of the plays, and types and elements of drama. As a result, this course will develop students’ ability to appreciate drama, and teach students how to comment on the whole play or some important scenes and express their own points of view. At the same time, this course will help students who are interested in drama lay the foundation for their further study, and prepare for their graduation theses.

Textbooks and Course Materials:

1.       范浩,张瑛,刘海平.英美戏剧:剧本与演出[M].上海:上海外语教育出版社,2008. (Fan, H.Zhang, Y.Liu, H. British and American Drama: Plays and Performance [M].ShanghaiShanghai Foreign Language Education Press, 2008.)

2.       傅俊编.英国戏剧读本[M].上海:上海外语教育出版社,2006.(Fu, J. The British Drama Reader [M]. ShanghaiShanghai Foreign Language Education Press, 2006.)

3.       高文广,胡小花.英美戏剧选读[M].重庆:重庆大学出版社,2007.(Gao, W., Hu, X. Selected Readings of English and American Drama [M].Chong Qing: Chong Qing University Press, 2007.)

4.  汪义群.当代美国戏剧[M].上海:上海外语教育出版社,1992. (Wang, Y. Contemporary American Drama [M]. ShanghaiShanghai Foreign Language Education Press, 1992.)

5.       朱雪峰,胡静,刘海平.英美戏剧:作品与评论(第3版)[M].上海:上海外语教育出版社,2012 (Zhu, X., Hu, J., Liu, H. British and American Drama: Plays and Criticisms3rd edition [M]. ShanghaiShanghai Foreign Language Education Press, 2012.)

 

 

Written byLi Tao

 

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