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THE 331x - Theatre History & Dramatic Literature I, II, & III

a course guide for THE 3311, THE 3312, and THE 3313

Literature Criticism

Literature Criticism Databases


Notable Plays

Greek Tragōidia (534 – c.400 BCE)

  • Æschylus – Persians, Suppliants, Seven against Thebes, Agamemnon, Libation Bearers, Eumenides, Prometheus Bound
  • Sophocles – Oedipus Tyrannos, Philoctetes, Ajax, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone, Electra, Women of Trachis
  • Euripides – Heracles, Medea, Hecuba, Alcestis, Orestes, Electra, Iphigenia at Aulis, Iphigenia among the Taurians, Helen, Andromache, Children of Heracles, Trojan Women, Ion, Phoenician Women, Suppliants, Rhesus, Hippolytus, Bacchae

Greek Satyr Plays (534 – c.400 BCE)

  • Euripides – Cyclops

Greek Old Comedy (487 – 404 BCE)

  • Aristophanes – Acharnians, Birds, Clouds, Frogs, Wasps, Knights, Lysistrata, Thesmophoriazusae, Peace

Greek Middle Comedy (404 – 306 BCE)

  • Aristophanes – Plutus (Wealth), Ecclesiazusae

Greek New Comedy (306 – 150 BCE)

  • Menander – Grouch (Ill-Tempered Man), Girl from Samos, Arbitration, Girl with the Shaven Head