FREN 664 19th-Century Drama

The scandalous and spectacular French theater of the 19th century: melodrama and Romanticism, the economics of the Thtre du Boulevard, the Opra de Paris; the poetic theater of Symbolism; the impact of Wagner in France. The course will include historical and literary texts of the theater and videos of contemporary productions of some plays. The course will include works by Hugo, Gautier, Dumas fils, and Oscar Wildes French play Salom.