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This course is part of the Literature Summer Programme.

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What happens to the classical idea of tragedy in modern dramas, when the world of gods and heroes, ritual and fate is no longer available? We shall explore landmark works by Ibsen, Chekhov, Brecht, Miller and Beckett. Did tragedy die, or just change its form? Does its ghost still walk?


Course dates

17 Jul 2017 to 21 Jul 2017

Course duration

1 week(s)

Apply by

26 Jun 2017

Course director


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
01223 760850

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

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