Drama since 1890



Time and place

  • Wed 8:15-9:45, Room KH 1.012 ICS


This lecture course offers a comprehensive survey of the major writers and aesthetic tendencies of drama since 1890. Following a brief introduction to major precursor forms (medieval, Renaissance, and Restoration theatre), the course will then discuss plays by authors associated with modernism, the absurd, postmodernism, minimalism, in-yer-face theatre, and documentary forms. Offering a broad survey of important movements, the lecture will also offer detailed readings of individual plays.