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ENGL 202B: Humanities (Happeny)

Professor: Happeny



  • The time period in which the play was written
  • The playwright’s biography and his/her other writing
  • Plays that are written or produced by other artists during the same time
  • The language of the play
  • Setting
  • Plot
  • Themes
  • Characters

Remember that a play can be seen and heard. Consider:

  • The place where the play is performed
  • The costumes, makeup, hairstyles used
  • The choreography
  • The light and music
  • The audience