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English 126 Section 001 Sarah Parker Introduction to Drama: Staging Illness Office: Dey121 Office Hours: Fridays 11-1, by appt. e-mail: sparker@email.unc.edu sarahjosefine@gmail.com (either address is fine) Required texts: - These are available at student stores. You may purchase alternate editions for all plays except Oedipus Rex and The Imaginary Invalid , since these are translations. I recommend an edition of All’s Well that includes notes on the text. - We will also read several short supplementary texts throughout the semester, which will be available on blackboard . Sophocles, Oedipus The King (Translation David Grene) William Shakespeare, All's Well That Ends Well (Oxford World’s Classics) Molière, The Imaginary Invalid (Translation Donald Frame) Eugene O'Neil, Mourning Becomes Electra (Vintage, 1995) Eve Ensler, The Vagina Monologues (Villard, 2007) David Feldshuh, Miss Evers’ Boys (Dramatist’s Play Service, 1998) Tony Kushner, Angels in America (Theatre Communications Group, 2003) Course Description : In this class, we will read, analyze, and interpret the varying ways that plays represent illness. Drawing on works ranging from fifth century Athens to the United States in the 1990s, we will consider the varying ways that playwrights characterize illness. Our approach will require a consideration of the changing cultural import of illness, the meanings that particular illnesses hold for different cultures at different times, and the ways that people experience illness. From the plague of Oedipus the King
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