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Dibrugarh University Arts Question Papers:ENGLISH (Major) (Reading Drama) ' November-2014

Course: 501
(Reading Drama)
Full Marks: 80
Pass Marks: 32
Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions

1. Answer any eight of the following: 1x8=8
  1. Who is the playwright of Volpone or The Fox?
  2. Lago is a famous villain in which Shakespearean tragedy?
  3. Who has written the play, ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore?
  4. Which one out of the following four plays of Shakespeare is not a Romantic comedy?
As You Like It, Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth
  1. Who has authored the play, The Rivals?
  2. The Quintessence of Ibsenism is written by which famous twentieth century playwright?
  3. When Pygmalion was first staged?
  4. Who is the playwright of She Stoops to Conquer?
  5. Jimmy Porter is a famous character in which twentieth century play?
  6. Mirabell and Millamant are the hero and heroine of which famous Restoration comedy?
2. Answer any one of the following: 12
  1. Critically evaluate Shakespeare as an Elizabethan playwright.
  2. Prepare a critical note on Ben Jonson’s contribution to English drama.
  3. Prepare a note on the twentieth century poetic plays with special reference to T. S. Eliot.
  4. Present an illustrative note on the ‘Comedy of Manners’.
3. Answer any one of the following: 12
  1. “In a play about filial ingratitude Cordelia represents extreme filial gratitude.” Discuss the character of Cordelia in the light of this statement.
  2. Discuss how external and internal conflicts are represented in Kind Lear.
  3. Present a note on the structure of the play, King Lear.
4. Answer any one of the following: 12
  1. What role does language play in Pygmalion in deciding the social status of an individual? Analyze Shaw’s idea on language and society.
  2. The play has been subtitled as A Romance in Five Acts. To what extent in this subtitle appropriate to the thematic preoccupation of the play?
  3. “Pygmalion is a statement of Shaw’s ideas on the division between classes and social absolutes which were considered sacrosanct in Victorian Society.” Discuss.
5. Answer any one of the following: 12
  1. “Waiting for Godot is a play in which nothing happens twice.” Discuss the plot of the play.
  2. Present a critical assessment of the relationship between Estragon and Vladimir.
  3. Critically evaluate the dramatic significance of Godot is Beckett’s Waiting for Godot.
6. Answer any four of the following: 6x4=24
  1. Present a brief character sketch of Goneril and Regan.
  2. Discuss, in brief, the dramatic significance of the first scene of King Lear.
  3. Critically assess the Higgins-Eliza relationship.
  4. Present a brief character sketch of Colonel Pickering.
  5. Discuss the dramatic significance of Lucky-Pozzo relationship.
  6. Explain the following:
Wait…..we embraced……we were happy…….happy………what do we do now that we’re happy……go on waiting……..waiting…….now that we’re happy…….let me see…….ah! The tree!


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