Seminar in Modern American Drama

David McTier, U.S. Fulbright Scholar to Babeș-Bolyai University

Final Exam

During this term, you have been asked to read:

  • Class #2: Four Saints and/or Stage Directions
  • Class #3: Act I of The Laramie Project
  • Class #4: Act I of Angels in America
  • Class #5: Philip Glass Buys a Loaf of Bread

Based on your reading and our discussions in class, please answer three (3) of the following questions. (This means you can eliminate one of these questions.) Each answer should be one-paragraph of appr. 150-200 words. You’ll end up with three (3) paragraphs and appr. 450-600 total words.

  1. Which one of these plays best follows Aristotle’s six elements? Explain your choice and reasoning.
  2. Which one of these plays focuses the most on form rather than on content? Explain your choice and reasoning.
  3. Which one of these plays best affords a catharsis for its audience (or readers)? Explain your choice and reasoning.
  4. Which one of these plays is most likely to appeal to (or offend) its Romanian audience (or readers)? Explain your choice and reasoning.

Please email your final to davidmctier@mail.com as either an attachment (.doc or .pdf) or as a text message no later than Monday, June 5, at 12:00 noon.

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