2023-2024 Catalog

CLSS 220 From Aeschylus to Woody Allen: Greek Tragedy and Beyond

Greek tragedy is one of the most powerful, complex, and influential literary forms of all times. This course will introduce the Athenian institutional framework that made Greek tragedy possible; thoroughly familiarize students with representative works of the three Athenian playwrights Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides; trace how Greek tragedy has inspired later dramatists and filmmakers in their work; enhance "deep learning" by providing the opportunity to stage and direct select scenes from Greek tragedy. [H]