Fall 2016 not offered
THEA 175, AFAM 177|
During his lifetime, the world renowned African American playwright August Wilson graced stages with award-winning and -nominated plays from his "Pittsburgh Cycle." This course examines the 10 plays of this cycle in the order that the playwright wrote them, from JITNEY (1982) to RADIO GOLF (2005). We will pay special attention to the playwright's use of language, history, memory, art, and music within his oeuvre.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM-MN)(ENGL-Creative W)(ENGL-Literature)(THEA)
The following August Wilson plays will be accompanied with production reviews, interviews with the playwright, and select articles: JITNEY, MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, FENCES, JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE, THE PIANO LESSON, TWO TRAINS RUNNING, SEVEN GUITARS, KING HEDLEY II, GEM OF THE OCEAN, and RADIO GOLF.
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Discussion Posts, Short Papers, Group Performance Project, Individual Presentations, Research Paper
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THIS SECTION IS A FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR (FYS) CLASS.
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