NU 2nd Year – Introduction to Drama Suggestion

Suggestion on Introduction to Drama

National University For the students of Honours 2nd Year

Part A: Brief Questions                                                                           (1×10=10)

[Go through the textbooks as intensively as possible putting special emphasis on the major characters and their speeches]

 

Part B: Short Questions                                                                           (5×4=20)

 

King Oedipus

  1. What did fate do in “King Oedipus”.2017
  2. The encounter between Oedipus and Teiresias.16s
  3. What was the Oracle’s advice to get rid of the terrible plague?16s
  4. What is chorus?********
  5. Dramatic Irony.******
  6. Is Oedipus an ideal king?
  7. Tragic Hero******
  8. Teiresias*******
  9. Creon
  10. What was the prophecy of Teiresias about Oedipus?
  11. Jocasta**
  12. What was the logic of Oedipus for blinding himself?15
  13. How are both Oedipus and Jocasta guilty of Pride?15

As You Like It

  1. Briefly describe the sub-plot in “As You Like It”17
  2. Why does Orlando write verses? 16s
  3. Describe the fight in which Charles was defeated by Orlando.16s
  4. Forest of Arden********
  5. Jaques , the philosopher.***
  6. Sibling Rivalry*****
  7. Three Dramatic Unities*****
  8. Rosalind Celia
  9. Romantic comedy.****
  10. Touchstone
  11. The 7 stages in a man’s life. S15*******17

Arms and the Man

  1. Farcical elements in “Arms and the Man”.17
  2. What is Raina’s view on killing the fugitives?16s
  3. Who embodies life force in ‘Arms and the Man’?16s
  4. What is higher love? Comment on how Shaw used this concept in Arms and the Man. 15s*******17
  5. Was Bluntschli really a gentleman? How? 15s
  6. Why does Bluntschli compare Sergius to Don Quixote?*******
  7. *****
  8. Chocolate Cream Soldier******
  9. The coat-episode***
  10. What is the dramatic significance of the flirting scene of Sergius and Louka?
  11. Who is the Byronic Hero in Arms and the Man? ***
  12. Anti- Hero***

Riders to the Sea

  1. How did Nora and Cathleen serve the purpose of the Chorus?2017
  2. What is ‘the fearfullest thing ‘ seen by Maurya.17
  3. Explain Maurya as a tragic character.16s
  4. How is Riders to the Sea a universal drama?***
  5. Explain the vision of Maurya in Riders to the Sea.
  6. What characteristics of a one-act play do you find in Riders to the Sea?
  7. Bartley
  8. The Irish Renaissance
  9. The three unities in ‘Riders to the Sea’.*******
  10. The Galway Fair*****
  11. The Title : Riders to the Sea
  12. What supernatural elements do you find in the play “Riders to the Sea”?2015*****
  13. Is the sea a representative of fate in Riders to the Sea? 2015***2011*****

 

The Lion and the Jewel

  1. Why , according to Sidi, does Baroka want to marry her?16s
  2. Baroka***
  3. Lakunle*****
  4. Sidi*******
  5. Sadiku***
  6. The Surveyor**
  7. What is Bride Price? Why does Sidi regard it so important?2017******
  8. What is the significance of the title The Lion and the Jewel?
  9. Who or what is being satirized in “The Lion and the Jewel”?15

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Part C: Broad Questions                                                                         (5×10=50)

King Oedipus

  1. Fate conspires to bring about tragedy in King Oedipus’ life. Discuss. ************
  2. What instance of dramatic irony do you find in King Oedipus?*****2017
  3. What is tragic flaw? What was Oedipus’ Tragic flaw?
  4. What is tragedy? Evaluate King Oedipus as a tragedy in the light of Aristotle’s definition of tragedy.****2016
  5. How does Oedipus finally find out the real identity of the killer of Laius?
  6. Discuss the role and function of chorus inKing Oedipus. 2015*****************
  7. Consider Oedipus as a tragic hero on Sophoclean concept. 2015********

As You Like It

  1. Comment on Shakespeare’s use of Wit and Humour in As You Like It. 2017
  2. Rosalind is a brilliant woman character- Do you agree? Give reason. 2015*******2017
  3. What is romantic comedy? What features of Elizabethan romantic comedy do you find in As You Like It ?*****2016
  4. Depict the character of Celia on the basis of your reading the drama ‘As You Like It’. 2016
  5. Comment on the theme of sibling rivalry in As You Like It .******

Or  How does Shakespeare revealed the anomalies lying hidden in natural relationship?

  1. Comment on the varieties of love introduced by Shakespeare in As You Like It.***
  2. How does Shakespeare present a contrast between country life and court life?***
  3. Comment on Shakespeare’s use of disguise in As You Like It. 2015

 

Arms and the Man

  1. Comment on the character of Captain Bluntschli in Shaw’s play Arms and the Man. 2015,2017
  2. Draw a comparison between Louka and Raina.2017
  3. Evaluate ‘Arms and the Man’ as a problem play.2016
  4. Remark on G.B. Shaw’s approach towards love and marriage in his famous play ‘Arms and the Man’.2016
  5. How is the theme of love and war handled in Shaw’s play Arms and the Man?***********
  6. Consider Arms and the Man as an anti-romantic comedy.************
  7. Discuss the significance of the title of the play Arms and the Man.
  8. Compare and contrast the characters of Captain Bluntschli and Major Sergius.****
  9. Consider Arms and the Man as a play of ideas.****
  10. Critically analyse G.B. Shaw’s insight into human psychology in Arms and the Man.
  11. Comment on the first meeting scene between Raina and Bluntschli in Shaw’s play Arms and the Man. 2015***********

Riders to the Sea

  1. Evaluate Riders to the Sea as a modern tragedy with a classical setting.2015****2011***2017
  2. Evaluate Maurya as a tragic character. ****16s
  3. Analyse the use of nature in J.M. Synge’s ‘Riders to the Sea’.2016
  4. How does destiny work in Riders to the Sea?****

Or Discuss the role of fate in Riders to the Sea.

  1. Evaluate Synge’s treatment of sea as a living character in Riders to the Sea.***

Or What is an antagonist? How does sea play the role of an antagonist in Riders to the Sea?********

  1. Comment on the use of dramatic unities in Riders to the Sea.
  2. What pictures of the life of the islanders do you find in Riders to the Sea?

The Lion and the Jewel

  1. Discuss the themes of Wole Soyinka’s play “The Lion and the Jewel”.2017
  2. How would you interprete Sidi’s decision to marry Baroka in “The Lion and the Jewel”.2017
  3. Consider the correctness of the title of the drama, ‘The Lion and the Jewel’.2016
  4. Draw the character of Lakunle from your reading of the drama, ‘The Lion and the Jewel’.2016
  5. Evaluate The Lion and the Jewel as a satirical comedy.**********

Or The Lion and the Jewel is a socially conscious play.

  1. What is Afrocentricity? Is The Lion and the Jewel a postcolonial literary piece?*******
  2. Lakunle is suffering from postcolonial complexities. Give reason.***
  3. Comment on the use of irony in The Lion and the Jewel.
  4. The Lion and the Jewel is a critique of cultural hegemony?***
  5. Compare and contrast the characters of Lakunle and Baroka.****
  6. The Lion and the Jewel is about the victory of traditional values over western ones.15*******

 

 

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