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TH 503 - Survey of Theatre History


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Elena Hartwell


March 26 - June 7, 2013

Required Text(s)

You may find textbooks for this course easier to acquire at your local bookstore or your favorite online bookseller.

Required Texts: The scripts we are reading first are available online. I have listed the websites where you can find them. The last two plays are both through Dramatist’s Play Service- I would order together to save on shipping cost. Allow time for delivery. I recommend ordering now rather than waiting for the week they are due!

The textbook is: The Theatre: A Concise History. By Phyllis Hartnoll. Available used from Amazon for less than $8. Order ASAP.

The Plays:
Prometheus Bound, by Aeschylus (
Master Pierre Pathelin, Anonymous. (I will make this available as a pdf)
Tamburlaine by Christopher Marlowe (
Uncle Tom’s Cabin, by George Aiken, adapted from the novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe. (
Riders to the Sea, by John M. Synge (
Trifles by Susan Glaspell

For Purchase not available to read online:
Marisol by Jose Rivera (


The Women of Lockerbie by Deborah Breevort (

Required films (available on DVD/VHS at Blockbuster/Netflix/Public Library)
Uncle Tom’s Cabin (Available through Netflix, Blockbuster etc. Find it ahead of time. Please let me know asap if you are unable to get this dvd)
Shakespeare in Love (Tom Stoppard, screenwriter)
Waiting For Guffman (Christopher Guest)

Special Requirements

Delivered Online Spring Quarter

Course information will be added as it comes available.

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