|Prerequisite:||Honors/IB English 3 or faculty recommendation|
This program presents selections from world literature from various
genres and periods. The course is designed to develop the students' sense
of how style, subject, and audience are related. A detailed analysis of
these aspects of literature is the aim. Students are expected to initiate ideas
and discern inferences common to different literary works and informational
texts. They research and explore ideas independently; writing commentary
papers that demonstrates in-depth understanding of specific passages. Two
major world literature papers on structure, literary technique, characterization,
and staging. Students experiment with methods of transforming written
scripts to performed entertainment. The course culminates in students
writing, acting, directing, and performing their own dramatic works.
Students will be required to attend out-of-class performances and perform creative hours working on a production of their choice.