Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Following MIT

MIT makes many of its course syllabuses and reading lists open and free for public use, which I think is great. While having access to reading lists isn't necessarily the same thing as having an awesome professor lecture and teach on a subject, I think in many cases it can be just as good, or better to follow a self-directed line of study. Following MIT, and also my personal desire to share more of my life, I wanted to post what I will be reading in the courses that I am taking this quarter. I won't do them all at once, but I'll start with a class that I have on the History and Theory of Drama in the 19th-20th centuries in Europe. We will read and discuss the following plays: A Doll's House , Miss Julie, The Cherry Orchard (I was in the play my senior year in high school), Major Barbara, Mother Courage, Endgame, The Homecoming, Cloud Nine, Travesties, and Angels in America. I have not read all of these plays yet, so I am not necessarily recommending them. I'd love to hear thoughts from people who have read any of these.

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