This course is intended to help students understand and enjoy some English and American plays.

Lectures and group presentations:

5 groups of students take turns to give ppt presentations on each play concerning:

1. A short biography of the playwright (week 1).

2. A brief synopsis of the play (week 1).

3. Characterization (week 2).

4. Themes, motifs, allusions, etc. (week 2).

5.Theatre (performance) history, audience reaction, or your comments on the play (week 3).