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MEG 02 BRITISH DRAMA Question Paper December 2016



Question Paper December 2016


Time : 3 hours Maximum Marks : 100

Note : Answer question no. 1, which is compulsory and any four from the remaining questions. All questions carry equal marks.

1. Annotate any four of the following passages with reference to the context, in not more than 150 words each :

(a) List, list, 0 list ! If thou didst ever thy dear father love ... Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder

(b) I keep looking back, as far as I remember, and I can't think What it was to feel young, really young.  

(c) They know and do not know, what it is to act or suffer They know and do not know, that action is suffering And suffering is action.

(d) Our youth and strength with drinking the elixir, And so enjoy a perpetuity of life and lust.

(e) Thou traitor, Faustus, I arrest thy soul, For disobedience to my sovereign Lord. 2. Discuss T.S. Eliot's views on poetic drama20


Discuss the basic plot of Romantic Comedy with reference to A Midsummer Night's Dream.

3. Critically analyze Hamlet's soliloquies in the play. 20


What is the role played by the swindlers and the Dupes in The Alchemist ? MEG-2 2

4. "Homo, fuge : Whither should I fly ?" Analyze Dr. Faustus in the context of this statement.


Comment on the Titania-Oberon plot in A Midsummer Night's Dream.

5. What do you understand by the angry young man' in the context of Look Back in Anger ? 20


What according to Shaw are the social implications of the different modes of English speech ?

6. In Waiting for Godot, the irrationality of human experience is transferred to the stage. Comment. 20


Critically analyze the role of the chorus in Murder in the Cathedral.

7. Write short notes on any two of the following (200 words each) : 2x10=20

(a) Bottom

(b) Christy

(c) Osric

(d) Time in Waiting for Godot