RUSS 542 A: Seminar In Russian Poetry

Russian Drama
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T Th 14:30-16:20
MEB 243

Drama and theatre in Russia from the late 17th through the 20th centuries: the first Russian play, adaptations to Russian tastes, vaudeville, the rise of Realism, challenges of Symbolism and Modernism, cabaret, Stanislavsky’s “System," the sclerosis of Socialist Realism, and underground alternatives to it. Also considers the nature of mimesis and illusion, acting and representation.

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One specific problem or theme in Russian poetry, seen in its widest possible dimensions. Students read, in Russian, the literary works involved and become familiar with the social, historical, and philosophical backgrounds that inspire them.

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