use of a single literary device used within one of the dramas you read for this lesson.

use of a single literary device used within one of the dramas you read for this lesson. Include an outline of your essay. Don’t tell me the story. Tell me how a literary device was used in the drama.

Lesson 5: Interpreting Drama

Learning Objectives| Learning Activities| Assignments
Learning Objectives
Upon successful completion of this lesson, you will be able to:
â?¢ Identify the major elements of drama and use them to interpret and evaluate a play.
These objectives reflect the important concepts of this lesson and should be used to guide your studies and your preparation for examinations.
Learning Activities
1. Carefully read the following from Literature: Craft and Voice.
Chapter 30, “Reading and Viewing a Play in Its Elements”
â?¢ Susan Glaspell’s, “Trifles”
â?¢ Delbanco/Cheuse, “A Closer Look”
â?¢ Delbanco/Cheuse, “Elements of Drama”
â?¢ Delbanco/Cheuse, “Types of Drama”
â?¢ Delbanco/Cheuse, “Tragedy”
â?¢ Delbanco/Cheuse, “Comedy”
â?¢ Julianne Homokay’s, “The Wedding Story”
Read all of Chapter 31, “Going Further with Reading”
â?¢ Edward Albee’s, “The Zoo Story”
Read all of Chapter 32, “Writing about Drama”
â?¢ A Sample Student Essay in Progress
Chapter 33, “Ancient Greek Drama”
â?¢ Sophocles’s, “Oedipus the King”
â?¢ Delbanco/Cheuse, “Ancient Greek Drama”
â?¢ Delbanco/Cheuse, “Conventions of Greek Drama”
â?¢ Delbanco/Cheuse, “Greek Tragedy”
Chapter 34, “William Shakespeare”
â?¢ William Shakespeare’s, “Hamlet, Prince of Denmark”
â?¢ Delbanco/Cheuse, “The Elizabethan Theater”
â?¢ Delbanco/Cheuse, “Language Onstage”
â?¢ Delbanco/Cheuse, “Shakespeare’s Confounding Diversity”
Chapter 35, “Modern Drama”
â?¢ Arthur Miller’s, “Death of a Salesman”
â?¢ Delbanco/Cheuse, “From the Palace to the Living Room, or, the Origins of Modern Theater”
â?¢ Henrik Ibsen’s (translated by R. Farquharson Sharp), “A Doll’s House”
â?¢ Delbanco/Cheuse, “The Real and Surreal”
Chapter 36, “Contemporary Theater”
â?¢ Delbanco/Cheuse, “Experimental Theater”
â?¢ Joan Ackermann’s, “The Second Beam”
2. Study the drama literary devices and terms. You should use these terms and concepts in your essays. You will be tested over the terms.
Assignments
1. Write an essay of 500-1000 words on the use of a single literary device used within one of the dramas you read for this lesson. Include an outline of your essay. Don’t tell me the story. Tell me how a literary device was used in the drama.