Fall 2009

Theater and Politics in America

Listed in: Theater and Dance, as THDA-27

Faculty

Michael Birtwistle (Section 01)

Description

The 1930s and the 1960s were periods of social disorder in much of America. They were also times of extraordinary theatrical activity. This course looks at Dramatic Literature and the work of theater companies in America in those turbulent decades and considers to what extent the theater today reflects the nation's present social and economic turmoil.  Readings from each period in Dramatic Literature and Cultural History. The course will consider the plays in a seminar format and will require several short research papers and occasional theatrical projects. 

Fall semester.  Professor Emeritus Birtwistle.

Keywords

Artistic practice, Writing attentive

Offerings

2013-14: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2009
 

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