English Modern European Drama Previous Year Question Paper Year 2005 : IsT Year

Q. 1. (a) Critically examine the role of Engstrand in Ghosts.

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Comment on the role and significance of Pastor Manders in Ghosts.

(b) The Good Person of Szechwan illustrates Brecht’s con¬cept of didactic theatre. Comment.

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Discuss the political implications of the Epilogue in The Good Person of Szechwan.

(c) Comment on the significance of Chantal’s escape and death in The Balcony.

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What is the importance of the tomb for the Chief of Police? Analyse and comment.
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Q. 2. (a) Critically comment on Raymond Williams’ discussion of tragedy and social change.

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Why does Steiner think that tragedy is impossible in modern times?

(b) Write a short note on the changing relations between text and performance in modern drama.

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Discuss any two features of naturalism, with reference to a play in your course.
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Q. 3. It is its concentrated from which gives Miss Julie its power and intensity. Discuss.

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In Miss Julie, Strindberg has interwoven class and gender in a rich and complex design. Discuss.
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Q. 4. In Rhinoceros, the individual is pitted against forces beyond his control. Discuss.

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The play Rhinoceros shows the building up of hysteria and the herd mentality. Analyse and comment
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