課程資訊
課程名稱
當代英美戲劇
Contemporary British and American Drama 
開課學期
109-1 
授課對象
文學院  外國語文學系  
授課教師
王寶祥 
課號
FL3259 
課程識別碼
102 45750 
班次
 
學分
3.0 
全/半年
半年 
必/選修
必修 
上課時間
星期五2,3,4(9:10~12:10) 
上課地點
 
備註
戲劇群組(C群組)擇一必修。
限本系所學生(含輔系、雙修生) 且 限學士班三年級以上
總人數上限:40人 
Ceiba 課程網頁
http://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/1091FL3259_drama 
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課程概述

Contemporary British Drama, Fall 2020
Dr. Pao-Hsiang Wang TA: Karen Dellinger
Office: University Gallery 校史館一樓外文 20 室 (02) 3366-3167
Hours: appointment only/ paowang@ntu.edu.tw

Course description:
The survey course samples the major British dramas that had crucially impacted the development of contemporary British theatre since WWII. It took as its departure point Terence Rattigan’s representative play, to serve as a template against which the Angry Young Man movement revolted. The pivotal year of 1956 will be seen as the watershed marking the divergent strands of British drama tracing back to the first performances of Osborne’s Look Back in Anger, Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, and Brecht’s Mother Courage; leading to the development of kitchen sink realism, theatre of the absurd, and politically engaged theater respectively.

I. Overview: 1956 and all that: kitchen sink social realism, legacies of Beckett and Brecht/ Rattigan’s Life and Times
II. Drama terms quiz/ Terence Rattigan The Deep Blue Sea (1952)
III. Rattigan continues
IV. John Osborne Look Back in Anger (1956)
V. Osborne
VI. Samuel Beckett Krapp’s Last Tape (1958)
VII. Beckett
VIII. Harold Pinter The Homecoming (1964)
IX. Pinter
X. Midterm (subject to change upon further notice)
XI. Peter Shaffer Equus (1973)
XII. Shaffer
XIII. Alan Bennett, Kafka’s Dick (1986)
XIV. Bennett
XV. David Hare Skylight (1995)
XVI. Mark Ravenhill Shopping and F***ing (1996)
XVII. Caryl Churchill Faraway (2000)
XVIII. Final exam

 

課程目標
The course aims to give the students a clear general survey of the landmark works that came to shape the post-WWII British theatre and drama by not only conducting a close reading of the major play texts, but also exposing them to the socio-political currents and literary, artistic trends prevailing at the time.  
課程要求
Grading (subject to change pending on further notice)
Attendance and assignment 15% (1. Flex rate for attendance from 5 to 10%. Only one excused absence allowed. 15 min. late counts as one tardiness, three tardies one absence, three absences nil attendance)
Quiz 10 % (NO make-up test, only one 20% off extra credit assignment for official or proved sick leave)
Mid-term 30%
Final exam 30%
Pick one only: Term paper/ PPT report/ Performance 15%

N.B. If you suffer from any bipolar-related disorder (manic depression/ melancholia/ hypochondria (憂鬱症 or 躁鬱症) or any other mental or physical disorder that will get in the way of fulfilling the requirements of the course, you should inform the professor or TA at your earliest convenience, but no later than the mid-term. No illness of any sort or under any guise shall be used as a valid excuse for passing the course without fulfilling the requirements.

Class regulations: please follow regular decorum, no cell phone, no laptop or tablet except for note-taking, no crackers or tampering with plastic for food!
 PPT topic must be posted on Ceiba discussion board on time (Dec. 21)
 PPT content must be printed out on A4, 2 columns per page at most.
 Term paper should be 8-10 pp, bibliography incl., and covers only plays written between 1850 and 1950 or thereabout. Print out on a typed A-4 paper.
 Suggested topics:
Scandinavian: Norway: Bjornson/ Jon Fosse (contemporary), Sweden: Lagerkvist Denmark: Henrik Hertz, Kaj Munk, Holger Drachman, Oehlenschlager

Russian: Ostrovsky, Turgenev, Maxim Gorky, Aleksey K. Tolstoy, Leo Tolstoy, Leonid Andreyev, Mikhail Bulgakov, Isaac Babel, Vladimir Mayakovsky

German: Frank Wedekind, Oskar Kokoschka, Walter Hasenclever, Reinhard Sorge, Ernst Toller, Georg Kaiser, Carl Sternheim, Hans Henry Jahnn, Ernst Barlach

French: Maurice Maeterlinck, Paul Claudel, Henri de Montherlant, Villiers de l'Isle-Adam, Jarry, Jean Anouih, Jean Giroudoux, symbolist theatre


 
預期每週課後學習時數
 
Office Hours
另約時間 備註: Hours: appointment only/ paowang@ntu.edu.tw 
參考書目
Rebellato, Dan. 1956 and All That: The Making of Modern British Drama. London: Routledge, 1999.

Sierz, Aleks. In-yer-face Theatre: British Drama Today. London: Faber & Faber, 2001
 
指定閱讀
Terence Rattigan The Deep Blue Sea (1952)
John Osborne Look Back in Anger (1956)
Samuel Beckett Krapp’s Last Tape (1958)
Harold Pinter The Homecoming (1964)
Peter Shaffer Equus (1973)
Alan Bennett, Kafka’s Dick (1986)
David Hare Skylight (1995)
Caryl Churchill Faraway (2000)
 
評量方式
(僅供參考)
   
課程進度
週次
日期
單元主題
第1週
9/18  I. Overview: 1956 and all that: kitchen sink social realism, legacies of Beckett and Brecht/ Rattigan’s Life and Times 
第1週
9/18  I. Overview: 1956 and all that: kitchen sink social realism, legacies of Beckett and Brecht/ Rattigan’s Life and Times 
第2週
9/25  II. Drama terms quiz/ Terence Rattigan The Deep Blue Sea (1952) 
第2週
9/25  II. Drama terms quiz/ Terence Rattigan The Deep Blue Sea (1952) 
第3週
10/02  Official holiday, Mid-Autumn Festival  
第3週
10/02  Official holiday, Mid-Autumn Festival  
第4週
10/09  III. Rattigan continues 
第4週
10/09  III. Rattigan continues 
第5週
10/16  IV. John Osborne Look Back in Anger (1956) 
第5週
10/16  IV. John Osborne Look Back in Anger (1956) 
第6週
10/23  V. Osborne 
第6週
10/23  V. Osborne 
第7週
10/30  VI. Samuel Beckett Krapp’s Last Tape (1958) 
第7週
10/30  VI. Samuel Beckett Krapp’s Last Tape (1958) 
第8週
11/06  VII. Beckett 
第8週
11/06  VII. Beckett 
第9週
11/13  VIII. Harold Pinter The Homecoming (1964) 
第9週
11/13  VIII. Harold Pinter The Homecoming (1964) 
第10週
11/20  IX. Pinter 
第10週
11/20  IX. Pinter 
第11週
11/27  X. Midterm (subject to change upon further notice) 
第11週
11/27  X. Midterm (subject to change upon further notice) 
第12週
12/04  XI. Peter Shaffer Equus (1973) 
第12週
12/04  XI. Peter Shaffer Equus (1973) 
第13週
12/11  XII. Shaffer 
第13週
12/11  XII. Shaffer 
第14週
12/18  XIII. Alan Bennett, Kafka’s Dick (1986) 
第14週
12/18  XIII. Alan Bennett, Kafka’s Dick (1986) 
第15週
12/25  XIV. Bennett 
第15週
12/25  XIV. Bennett 
第16週
1/01  XV. David Hare Skylight (1995) 
第16週
1/01  XV. David Hare Skylight (1995) 
第17週
1/08  XVI. Mark Ravenhill Shopping and F***ing (1996) 
第17週
1/08  XVI. Mark Ravenhill Shopping and F***ing (1996) 
第18週
1/15  XVII. Caryl Churchill Faraway (2000) 
第19週
1/22  XVIII. Final exam