Fall 2009

Theater and Politics in America

Listed in: Theater and Dance, as THDA-27


Michael Birtwistle (Section 01)


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.


Artistic Practice


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2009