WHAT IT COVERS

Explore the theory and practice of dramatic performance from ancient Greece to the present

“All the world’s a stage.” –William Shakespeare

The Millis Institute offers expert teaching on the theory and practice of drama. Our students explore theatre history and contemporary performance in the wider context of a liberal arts education. Our classes combine practical exercises and performance with Socratic discussion of some of the major works of theatre from ancient Greece to the present. Liberal Arts students may choose to complete either a minor or major in Drama.

The plays studied are listed under the Key Texts tab.

DRAMA UNITS:

DM100 The Elements of Drama
DM120 Introduction to Dramatic Performance
DM211 Expressive Forms
DM220 Advanced Dramatic Performance
DM241 Drama in Film and Television and New Media
DM285 Contemporary Drama
DM391 Advanced Theatre Production
DM397 Research Project in Drama
*LIT200 Classical Literature and Drama: Greece and Rome
*LIT216 The Works of Shakespeare
LA350 Liberal Arts internship

Aeschylus, The Oresteia

Sophocles, Oedipus Rex

​Euripides, Medea

Christopher Marlowe, Doctor Faustus

Shakespeare, tragedies and romances

Susannah Centlivre, The Basset Table

Edmond Rostand, Cyrano de Bergerac

Chekhov, The Cherry Orchard

Ibsen, A Doll’s House

Susan Glaspell, Trifles

Brecht, Life of Galileo 

Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot

Arthur Miller, The Crucible

David Williamson, Dead White Males

Sarah Kane, Blasted

DOWNLOAD SCHEDULE
Unit Code Unit Name Sample
DM100 The Elements of Drama Download
DM120 Introduction to Dramatic Performance Download
DM211 Expressive Forms Download
DM220 Advanced Dramatic Performance Download
DM241 Drama in Film and Television and New Media Download
DM285 Contemporary Drama Download
*LIT200 Classical Literature and Drama: Greece and Rome Download
*LIT216 The Works of Shakespeare Download
LA350 Liberal Arts internship Download
DM397 Research Project in Drama Download