Winston Churchill famously said that Britain and America are two nations separated by a single language.
The same is true of English and theatre academic departments. Literature-minded people tend to read texts written to be performed, and theatre-minded people perform written texts. But theatre-minded people sometimes forget the literacy frame of the text and literary-minded people forget its dramatic matrix.
Falling in the gap between these two approaches is the curiously-intermediate phenomenon of dramatic art itself: the enactment of a text. Learn to make the function of metaphor more vivid and the performance more significant to the literature through Albright’s English-theatre concentration.