The American Playwright Performed|
|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.
We will focus on oral presentations and scene readings in this course.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Special Attributes: FYI|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Plays may be drawn from these authors and others: O'Neill, Sophie Treadwell, Elmer Rice, Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, Paula Vogel, Tony Kushner.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Written assignments, oral presentations, scene readings, participation in discussions.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
"American Playwright Performed" for first-year students may be applied to the Theater major.
Learning and Living Seminar
This First Year Seminar is part of Wesleyan's Learning and Living Program. Students who register for this class will live together in the same residence hall. Because students are living in close proximity to one another, intellectual discussions and collaborative learning will extend beyond the classroom. This arrangement facilitates group assignments and projects, and allows for the growth of a strong community of students through daily interaction. Strengthening students' intellectual and residential community enhances the undergraduate experience for Learning and Living seminar participants.
|Instructor(s): Jaffe,David B. Times: ..T.R.. 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: CFAHALL; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 19
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|
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