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The American Playwright Performed
THEA 170
Fall 2009
Section: 01  
This course may be repeated for credit.

This course examines the development of the uniquely American theatrical voice, from the early American plays of the late 18th/early 19th centuries through the 20th and into the 21st. The course examines both social and cultural context as well as dramatic structure and use of language. Playwrights may include Anna Cora Mowatt, James Nelson Barker, early O'Neill, Sophie Treadwell, Susan Glaspell, Elmer Rice, Hellman, late O'Neill, Miller, Williams, Odets, Wilder, Hansberry, Shepard, Adrienne Kennedy, Mamet, Kushner, Vogel, Parks, Rivera, and others.

Essential Capabilities: Speaking
We will focus on oral presentations and scene readings in this course.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA THEA
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

Last Updated on APR-18-2024
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