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'Introduction to Drama' Previous Question-2010 with Answer



Code: 1121

Introduction to Drama

           Time: 4 hours                                                                                                            Full Marks: 100

1.   Write short notes on any four of the following:                                                           5 ´ 4 =20

(a) Ismene;

(b) Romantic comedy;

(c) Touchstone;

(d) The Coat-episode;

(e) Tragic hero;

(f) The Chorus;

(g) The Three Unities;

(h) Louka;


Answer any four of the following:-                                                                                 20 ´ 4 = 80

2. What, according to Aristotle, are the various types of plots?  What is his conception of an ideal plot?

3. Who is the tragic protagonist, Creon or Antigone, in the play Antigone? Give reasons for your answer

4. Comment on the varieties of love introduced by Shakespeare in "As You Like It".

5. Write a note on the conflict between human and divine laws in the play Antigone.

6. Comment on the dramatic significance of the First Act of Arms and the Man.

7. Consider Arms and the Man as an anti-romantic comedy.

8. Discuss briefly Aristotle’s concept of tragedy

9. What features of an Elizabethan romantic comedy do you notice in "As You Like It"? Illustrate your answer.