30.379 Twentieth-Century American Drama

An examination of the ways in which modern theatre has both contributed to and critiqued the construction of American identity, with emphasis on the broad social, political and cultural contexts informing these performances. Drama to be studied may include the plays of Eugene O’Neill, Lillian Hellman, Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, Edward Albee, Lorraine Hansberry, Luis Valdez, David Mamet, Ntozake Shange, Amiri Baraka, August Wilson, Sam Shepard, Wendy Wasserstein, David Henry Hwang, and Tony Kushner.

Cross-registered with (Drama) 20:379.

Prerequisite: 6 credit hours in first-year English literature (ENGL).