Essential Periods in the History of Dramatic Literature


This course covers essential periods in the history of dramatic literature, including Greek Tragedy, Medieval Theater, Renaissance and Baroque Theater, the transition from Enlightenment to Romanticism, Realism, 20th and 21st-century theater, American drama, and Asian and Latin American dramatic literature.

What you will learn

By completing this course, learners will gain a comprehensive understanding of the key periods in dramatic literature history and the cultural, social, and political influences that shaped them, as well as the ability to analyze and compare different dramatic traditions and their impact on modern theater.

Course program

Theater in Greco-Latin Antiquity
Middle Ages: Latin Theater
Renaissance and Baroque Theater
Transition from the Enlightenment to Romanticism in Theater
Realism in Theater
20th and 21st Centuries: From Avant-gardes to Post-dramatic Theater
Classical and Realistic Tradition in American Theater
Other Dramaturgies: Asian and Latin American Dramatic Literature