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Title      : PDE-42 Drama
Subject      : English
copyright © 2018   : Karnataka State Open University
Author      : KSOU
Publisher      : Karnataka State Open University
Chapters/Pages      : 20/277
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A Midsummer Nights Dream Total views (178)  
We begin this unit with a detailed analysis AMID SUMMER NIGHTS DREAM. The Self-check exercises given at the end of the unit and Self-Assessment questions will definitely increase your understanding of the unique features of A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM.
Pages: 10
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William Shakespear : Julius Caesar Total views (176)  
This famous play titled Julius Caesar, was written in 1599. It is one of his historical Roman play's (the other two being Antony and Cleopatra and Coriolanus) where he has incorporated the ideas from historical facts and details. The play also deals with such important political questions as dictatorship liberty and forms of government. The conflict between the compulsions of political ideology an ......
Pages: 17
Price: Rs 12.75   
William Shakespeare: Julius Caesar Total views (187)  
At the end of working through this Unit; you should be able to: State reasons for the assassination of Julius Caesar Describe the heart rending scene of the killing of Caesar Explain why Mark Antony was allowed to speak after Marcus Brutus, in the Forum scene Cite reasons for the fickle-minded Mob going on a rampage Analyse the different ways in which the speeches of Mark Antony and Brutus af ......
Pages: 14
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William Shakespeare: Julius Caesar Total views (185)  
The scene of action shifts to the plains of Philippi where Octavius and Antony are, in consultation. Octavius is glad that the enemy forces are coming down from the upper regions, to challenge them on the plains. They seemed to have accepted their (Octavius and Antony) challenge even before they could call. Antony replies that he is aware of their secret moves ("I am-in their bosoms").
Pages: 11
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Arms and the Man Total views (177)  
George Bernard Shaw was born in Ireland inI856, and after having worked for a time in a local estate agents office in Dublin he decended upon London in 1876 as the .upstart son of a downstar father; He brought with him a haphazard education, some training in music acquired from his music loving family, and an inordinate appetite for knowledge. Shaw proceeded to round off his education, concentrati ......
Pages: 6
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Synopsis -II Total views (179)  
The Second Act takes place in the garden of the Petkoff's house, where a breakfast table is laid. Louka, smoking a cigarette, is standing between the table and the house, turning her back with angry disdain on a man-servant, Nicola, who is lecturing her. He says that he will refuse to marry her (Louka); should she quarrel with the Petkoff family, on whose goodwill he is now dependent and whose cus ......
Pages: 7
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Critical Recaputalation Total views (177)  
The most obvious aspect of this play is that it has two themes; that of War and Marriage, which are interwoven. The dramatist has tried to break the idealistic notion that men fight because they consider themselves heroes in the true sense of the term, and the soldier who takes the biggest risk, basks in glory. As A.C. Ward has' to write, until the First World War (1914- 18) came to support the vi ......
Pages: 20
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Riders to the Sea: J.M.Synge Total views (174)  
This introduction will help you to know more about J.M.Synge, the Irish writer. John Middleton Synge was born at Rath Farnbam near Dublin on 16th April 1871. In the beginning, he was educated privately and later at Trinity College, Dublin. He acquired rich experience when he travelled to European countries in 1893.
Pages: 5
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Riders to the Sea: J.M.Synge Total views (180)  
After studying this unit, you will be able to; This enables you to estimate the role of the Sea in the play. It enlists the distinguishing features of the character: Maurya
Pages: 3
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Riders to the Sea: J.M.Synge Total views (177)  
The play is a one-act play. For a play, the structure, the content, the stage setting and the language are important components and the components should function smoothly to make the play work with the audience
Pages: 4
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T.S.Eliot: Murder in the Cathedral Total views (177)  
Thomas Stearns Eliot is perhaps the most influential English poet of this century. Though born in America in St. Louis he made his home in England from the 26th year of his life. He played the most-significant role in deliberately turning away from the influence of Romantic poetry in creating a modern movement. Through his own practice of poetry and critical works popularized his points of view of ......
Pages: 32
Price: Rs 24   
Henrik ibsen: A Doll's House Total views (179)  
Before proceeding with a detailed analysis of the play A Doll's House, this unit introduces you to the author of the play. You will be able to understand the play better if you are familiar with the background of the author and his ideology. After giving you a brief biography of the author as well as his social and philosophical ideology, the unit brings you face to face with the actual play. You ......
Pages: 19
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A Doll's House- Act II Total views (179)  
Now, that you have gone through Act I, let us move over to Act II in this unit. The plot gets complicated and moves towards its climax. We have already learnt about Nora's confrontation with Krogstad in the last Act. In this Act, we begin to see its effect on Nora when she meets Krogstad for the second time. The Act also defines the relationship between Nora and Dr.Rank. The theme of suppression o ......
Pages: 15
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A Doll's House- Act III Total views (178)  
The development of dramatic events in Act II lead to a gripping climax. As the events further unfold in Act III, you will notice that Ibsen has certainly lived up to the expectations raised in Act II. Act III shows Nora finally giving vent to her inner thoughts and feelings which she hadn't realized until then. It also brings out Helmer's real self, which Nora wasn't aware of.
Pages: 15
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A Doll's House- Critical Analysis Total views (179)  
This unit is based on the assumption that you have read the textbook and also the study material which has been provided as an aid for a better understanding of the play. As students of literature, you need to know more than a detailed analysis of the play. You should critically examine the text, and comment on the complex aspects of the play. Hence, it is essential for you to re-read A Doll's Hou ......
Pages: 20
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The Life of Galileo Total views (179)  
I begin these units by a textual analysis of The Life of Galileo. The Self check Exercises help you to evaluate the play.
Pages: 21
Price: Rs 15.75   
All My Sons Total views (177)  
Freudian Psychology: Psychoanalysis revealed by symptoms of hysteria traceable to early psychic trauma, representing undischarged emotional energy. Expressionism, a term used generally to describe any artwork in which representation of nature is subordinated to expression of emotion. In literature, the effort to .project spiritual actualities rather than naturalistic record of events was of great ......
Pages: 11
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All My Sons Total views (176)  
The objectives of this unit are to introduce you to: i) accumulation of realistic details and casual conversations that establish the portrait of a typical mid-western town, ii) the attempts made by Chris and Ann to overcome the obstacles to their marriage, iii) Keller's environment and Kate's psychological obsession.
Pages: 12
Price: Rs 9   
All My Sons Total views (176)  
This unit introduces you to the explosive act of betrayal by Joe Keller. George's intention of stopping Anne's marriage to Joe, George's changed perception, of his father and Joe' s justification for his action and his impeachment. The heightened consciousness of what Joe has done, the subsequent shooting of himself in expiation, the attack on business - minded society and Chris' intense pain and ......
Pages: 19
Price: Rs 14.25   
All My Sons Total views (174)  
This unit introduces you to the structure, character study, important issues that the play raises and a consideration of the playas a tragedy in an unconventional sense. On going through this unit, you will be able to make a critique of the society of which this play is a product and evaluate its literary values.
Pages: 16
Price: Rs 12   

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