first semester reading

this is my reading list for a few of my first semester classes. The list is mainly scripts, my syllabus includes numerous essays as well but I figured it would take too long to write them all out. Maybe at another point.

Aeschylus – Agamemnon

Albee – The American Dream

Albee – Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf

Albee – The Play About the Baby

Anonymous – Everyman

Aristotle – Poetics

Beckett – Waiting for Godot

Brecht – Mother Courage – for 2 classes

Brook -The Empty Space

Buchner – Woyzeck

Chekhov – The Seagull

Chekhov – Uncle Vanya

Chekhov – On the Harmful Effects of Tobacco

Churchill – Far Away

Churchill – A Number

Complicite Company – Mnemonic

Deavere Smith – Fires in the Mirror

Euripides – Hippolytus

Fugard – Master Harold & the Boys

Havel – Protest

Ibsen – A Doll House

Ionesco – The Bald Soprano

Ionesco – The Lesson

Kleist – The Prince of Homburg

Kushner – A Bright Room Called Day

Kushner – Angles in America: Millennium Approaches and Perestroika – for 2 classes

Lessing – The Hamburg Dramaturgy

Lessing – Miss Sara Sampson

Medieval Mystery Plays

O’Neill – Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Parks – Topdog/Underdog

Racine – Phedre

Sardon – A Scrap of Paper

Seneca – Agamemnon

Shakespeare – Hamlet

Shakespeare – Henry IV parts 1, 2, 3

Shakespeare – King Lear

Shakespeare – Richard III – for 2 classes

Shakespeare – The Tempest

Sophocles – Antigone (Fagles translation) – for 2 classes

Sophocles – The Buriel at Thebes (Heaney’s translation of Antigone)

Sophocles – Oedipus (Fegles translation) – for 2 classes

Stoppard – Arcadia

Webster – Duchess of Mafi

Weiss – Marat/Sade

Williams – A Streetcar Named Desire

Now, back to my reading…

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2 Responses to first semester reading

  1. tellari says:

    I kind of want to read all of these now. So I can try to be smart like you.

  2. Shirley says:

    Ummm. This is Shirley. Not Ari. I didn’t realize I was still logged in to WordPress. Ha. But that’s kind of funny too.

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