Ch 5: Drama of the 20th & 21st Century

About This Chapter

Enjoy this overview of dramatic works of the 20th and 21st centuries in this chapter from our Survey of World Literature course. From great dramas such as 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' to engaging authors such as Sophie Treadwell, this survey will get you ready for more!!

Overview of Drama of the 20th and 21st Century Chapter Summary

Get an overview of some of the most exciting titles of the last two centuries with this chapter. Through videos, lessons, and worksheets, you will explore modern drama. These lessons include such topics as:

  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - characters we love and quotes to remember
  • Clybourne Park - summary and memorable characters
  • Look Back in Anger by John Osborne - synopsis and exploration
  • Machinal by Sophie Treadwell - recap, deconstruction, and favorite quotes
  • The Bald Soprano - roundup and dissection

Through our multitude of learning opportunities, you will engage with this material in exciting ways and develop an understanding of 20th and 21st-century dramatic works. Our experts have provided lessons with clear examples to help you on your way, and you have the flexibility to absorb the material at your own pace, whenever and wherever you can. Take notes, explore examples, and make the chapter yours. Our experts are here to help if you need it, and you can always track your progress through the Dashboard.

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