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English 214 Friday 9-11:40
Shakespeare and World Drama Salazar 2019
Professor William Babula Fall 2003
Nichols 380
Office Hours by appointment
Call 664-2146
william.babula@sonoma.edu

TEXTS: Sylvan Barnet, Types of Drama, 8th edition
Romeo and Juliet, Bantam Classic Edition
Note: Videos of productions will be shown at various times, including videos of related plays that may not have been assigned in the reading. So attendance is crucial because you are responsible for all material shown in class along with the reading.

Course Goals:
1) To learn how to read a play and a film of a play
2) To learn the social and historical context of a play
3) To understand the evolution of drama from Shakespeare to the Modern and Contemporary Periods

8/29 INTRODUCTION & ROMEO AND JULIET
9/5 ROMEO AND JULIET
9/12 A MIDSUMMER’S NIGHT DREAM
9/19 HAMLET
9/26 ESSAY EXAM 1. (I hour) BE SURE TO BRING A BLUE BOOK AND WRITE IN PEN.
A DOLL’S HOUSE
10/3 MISS JULIE
10/10 EMPEROR JONES
10/17 ESSAY EXAM 2. (I hour) BE SURE TO BRING A BLUE BOOK AND WRITE IN PEN.
DEATH OF A SALESMAN
10/24 SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER
10/31 THE SANDBOX/VIRGINIA WOOLF
11/7 GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS
11/14 ESSAY EXAM 3. (1 hour) BE SURE TO BRING A BLUE BOOK AND WRITE IN PEN.
11/21 LOS VENDIDOS/LA BAMBA
11/28 THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
12/5 FENCES/THE PIANO LESSON
12/12 FIRES IN THE MIRROR
12/17 FINAL EXAM. (2 hours) 11am-12:50pm
BE SURE TO BRING A BLUE BOOK AND WRITE IN PEN.
Plays must be read before the appropriate class session.

Evaluation Criteria:
ESSAY 1: 15%
ESSAY 2. 20%
ESSAY 3. 25%
PARTICIPATION 10%
FINAL 30%
100%

Note: All exams are open book and open notes. The emphasis is on the writing of well-organized, well-argued and well-supported essays.

"If you are a student with a disability and you think you may require accommodations you must register with the campus office of Disabled Student Services, located in Salazar Hall, room 1049, phone 664-2677. DSS will provide you with written confirmation of your verified disability and authorize recommended accommodations. This authorization must be presented to the instructor before any accommodations can be made."