English Modern European Drama Previous Year Question Paper Year 2006 : IsT Year

Q. 1. (a) Discuss the role and function of the songs/intercludes in The Good Person of Szechwan.

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Examine the significance of the inconclusive ending to The Good Person of Szechwan,

(b) Write a note on the significance of Jean’s dream in Miss Julie.

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In spite of his conscious bias against women, Strindberg has portrayed Julie sympathetically. Discuss.

(c ) Examine Bereneger’s last speech in Rhinoceros and comment on whether is he heroic or not.

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Critically comment on the significance of Daisy’s role in the Rhinoceros.
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Q. 2. (a) How does Brecht differentiate between “dramatic theatre” and “epic theatre”?

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Describe Stanislavski’s views on psychological realism in theatre.

(b) Discuss any two aspects of the Theatre of the Absurd.

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Discuss the relation between theatres and social change with reference to any play (s) in your course.
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Q. 3. In The Balcony,, the Chief of Police is inspired less by a desire for real power than by the hope of attaining prestige and glory in history. Discuss,

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Human nature is in need of illusion and theatricality and no social order can be based on reality. Do you think this is an appropriate interpretation of Genet’s play The Balcony.
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Q. 4. Critically examine the idea of inheritance and its sig¬nificance in Ibsen’s Ghosts.

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In Ibsen’s Ghost Mrs. Alving is both a victim and a critic of the conventional society. Discuss.
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