Higher Drama Texts

In the winter term, we will be studying a drama text. Before selecting the text, I would like you to know a little about the plays under consideration, and to state a preference.

Over the next couple of weeks, I will try to find time for the class to use computers so that you can do a little research into each before coming to an informed decision.

You should read a synopsis of the plot of each, watch YouTube clips of the play in performance, and read a little about the playwright.

  • Doctor Faustus – Christopher Marlowe
  • Hamlet – William Shakespeare
  • Othello – William Shakespeare
  • King Lear – William Shakespeare
  • Coriolanus – William Shakespeare
  • The Crucible – Arthur Miller
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof – Tennessee Williams
  • The History Boys – Alan Bennett