5 DefinitionDrama = work meant to be performed on stage by actors
6 The Concept of Aristotle (384 - 322 BC) Distinction:Unity of:timeplaceactionDivision of plot into acts
7 The Shakespearean drama Blurring of the strict conventions of the Greek drama:comic elements in tragedies(f.e. drunk porter in Macbeth)tragic elements in comedies(f.e. faked death of the heroinein Much ado about nothing)some tragedies are set in bourgeoisie(f.e. Romeo and Juliet)
8 20th century dramaThe drama in the 20th century distinguishes itself by an increasing diversification
9 20th century drama realistic „kitchen sink“ drama: set in working class, contains social criticism(f.e. George BernardShaw:Pygmalion)
10 20th century drama absurd drama: surrealistic plot (f.e. Samuel Beckett: Waiting for Godot)
11 20th century dramaAfter 1945: increasing individualism of the dramatists.
12 Important Dramatists after 1945 Edward Albee(Who‘s afraid of Virginia Woolf)
13 Important Dramatists after 1945 Arthur Miller(Death of a Salesman)He was married to ...... Marilyn Monroe !
14 Important Dramatists after 1945 Harold Pinter(Look Back in Anger)
15 Important Dramatists after 1945 Sam Shepard(True West)GOOD LOOKING !He is also a famous actor(f. e. The Pelican Brief with Julia Roberts)
16 Important Dramatists after 1945 Thornton Wilder(Our Town)
17 Important Dramatists after 1945 and of course ...... Tennessee Williams !
18 Table of Contents: Part Two Tennessee Williams - A biographychildhooduniversity yearshis successhis decline
19 His childhoodMarch 16, 1911: Tennessee Williams is born as Thomas Lanier Williams in Columbus, Mississippi:grows up in Clarksdale, Mississippi1918:familiy moves to St Louis
20 University years 1929: Enters University of Missouri 1931: Leaves university because his father wants him to work in a shoe company1937:parents admit his sister Rose to a lunatic asylum1938:Graduates from University of Iowa
21 His success1939: Wins his first prizes for American Blue and Battle of Angels.1940: outs himself as a homosexual
22 His success 1944 -1955: writes his most famous plays Hot! HOT! 1944: The GlassMenagerie1947:A Streetcar Named Desire1955:Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
23 His decline Lack of success causes phases of depression death of his longtime companion in 1963increasing addiction to alcohol and pillsFeb 25, 1983:dies in a hotel room as a result of his addiction