Examines importance & role of humanities (philosophy, languages, literature, music, fine arts), evolution of the discipline, individual & cultural goals, problems & solutions, curriculum, relevance, future.
(Peter Shaffer). Analyzes repression of young boy by his parents & psychiatrist, his sexuality, spirituality & love for horses.
STORY OF DAVID & ART.
Examines impact of Old Testament story & characters on Christian artists of Medieval & Renaissance periods. Major painters & sculptors, works, interpretations, symbolism.
This paper provides six two page essays. The first three essays discuss the lives, influences, and works of Anton Chekov, Henrik Ibsen, and Susan Glaspell. The second three essays discuss the characters, genres, structure and effectiveness of these playwrights’ respective plays: A Cherry Orchard, A Doll’s House, and Trifles.
Examines nature of comedic theater in Ancient Greece, focusing on Aristophanes' "The Clouds" & Plautus' "The Rope."
History, theory, purposes, effectiveness & changing philosophy underlying Russian & Chinese Communist use of theater as political propaganda tool to control thought & behavior.
A discussion of the life of the Roman emperor with emphasis on his family ties, social exploits, & tyrannical rule.
American Musical Theatre
This paper provides a history of American musical theatre with a focus on musical comedy from the mid-nineteenth century in the form of vaudeville and minstrelsy to the highly sophisticated and distinctly American art form of musical theatre developed by greats like Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein.
Survey of the development of mathematics under the ancient Greeks. Includes a brief analysis of the two numeric systems used in classical times: the Herodiani signs & the ordinary alphabetic notation.