Course Detail


Topics: Drama

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288A Contemporary American Multicultural Drama


This course will examine twentieth and twenty-first century drama from several rich traditions of multicultural playwriting in America, interrogating the very definition of what constitutes a culture. Communities represented will include Middle Eastern Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans, disabled Americans, Latino/a Americans and gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgendered Americans (remembering that even within each of these communities, as we will see, there is a wide divergence of identity). We will explore issues raised in their plays including identity, the American Dream, stereotypes, history, and hope.

288B 20th Century World Theatre Drama (= THE 285)


(Cross-listed as Theater 285). The course is a study of plays and theatrical theory from a range of geographic regions. The course explores ways practitioners experimented with form and content in articulating their reactions to the human condition of the 20th century.

Students entering 2012 and after: satisfies Visual and Performing Arts distribution requirement.
Students entering before 2012: satisfies the Fine Arts distribution requirement.


(Not offered Fall 2014.)