This course aims to discuss tragedy in its dramatic forms, its original idea and development in modern times.  The course materials introduce the history and key concepts related to the dramatic tragedy, and refer to selected examples of important texts of the tragic in dramatic art as main content of discussion.  The idea of tragedy, and what it means in various cultural and social contexts, will be examined in a range of dramatic texts.  Through a critical analysis of these dramatic examples of different forms, students can appreciate the effects of stage art and different approaches in acting on the creation of meaning in the texts, as well as their relation with their own time and culture.


Tragedy: Idea and History