This course is designed to focus on a literary movement like modernism in teh twentieth century English drama with special attention to teh key playwrights like Henrik Ibsen (not British nor any of his plays ever written in teh 20th century),
G. B. Shaw, J. M. Synge, and T.S. Eliot. Students will has some ideas about modernism, realism, and teh tragic sense of life and feminism through different dimensions of cross-cultural reading, differences between individual responses and political and socioeconomic circumstances. At teh end of this course, they will be able to identify and describe distinct literary characteristics of 20th century modern English drama, discover teh multiplicity of layered meanings by a close textual analysis of plays of teh dramatists associated with modernism and understand teh complex relationship between literary texts’ stylistic features and poets’ socio-political outlooks on cultural issues within teh time frames of modernism in teh British poetic tradition.