Survey of African American Theater|
Spring 2020 not offered
THEA 323, AFAM 323, FGSS 323|
This course surveys the dynamism and scope of African American dramatic and performance traditions. Zora Neale Hurston's 1925 play COLOR STRUCK and August Wilson's 2006 play GEM OF THE OCEAN serve as bookends to our exploration of the ways in which African American playwrights interweave various customs, practices, experiences, critiques, and ideologies within their work.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM-MN)(AFAM)(AMST)(ENGL)(ENGL-Amer Lit)(ENGL-Race&Ethn)(ENGL-TLF Conc)(FGSS)(THEA)
Selected plays are authored by the following playwrights: George Aiken, Amiri Baraka, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Adrienne Kennedy, Tarell Alvin McCraney, Lynn Nottage, Robert O'hara, Suzan-Lori Parks, Djanet Sears
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Assignments include: Mandatory Discussion Posts, Group and Individual presentations, Response Papers, and Final Research Paper
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This course fulfills the Literatures of Difference Major requirement and contributes to the American Lit, Race & Ethnicity, and Theory & Literary Forms concentrations of the English major.