Course Information

Exploring Drama

Course ID: ENGL 272 (WI)
School:Arts and Sciences, College of
Program: English
Credit Hours: 3

Course Description

In this course we will explore the components of drama by examining the adaptation of several plays into the medium of film. We will read, discuss, and write about plays from different time periods and in different genres, including drama, comedy, and musical. All of these plays represent the relationships and complex emotions of human beings as individuals, as family members, and as members of society. We will begin by reading and discussing each of the original stage plays and then viewing the film into which it was adapted. When possible, we will view video clips of the plays performed on stage. Applying theory of adaptation, we will think about how transference from the stage to the screen changes the dramatization. How do the director, adaptor, screen actors, and the medium of film itself alter the vision of the original work? Students will be asked to write three short papers and a take-home final.


UCLR 100 for students admitted to Loyola University for Fall 2012 or later. No requirement for students admitted to Loyola prior to Fall 2012 or those with a declared major or minor in the Department of English, Department of Classical Studies, or Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

Course Offering

Session Day Time Instructor Location
B Tue, Wed, Thurs 1:20PM - 3:30PM Kessel LSC

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