(Offered as SPAN 242, EUST 252, and THDA 150.) Spain’s recent past has been characterized by its anxiety over becoming a modern European nation. Playwriting has responded by dealing with topics such as drug use, sexualities, youth culture, and social problems. This course examines the social, historical and cultural transformation Spain has undergone over the last thirty years. We will read plays by José Luis Alonso de Santos, Juan Mayorga, Paloma Pedrero and Alfredo Sanzol among others. Readings will be supplemented with adaptations of the plays in theatre, film, and television, secondary bibliography, and in-class performances. Conducted in Spanish.
Requisite: SPAN 199, 211 or 212 or consent of the instructor. Limited to 15 students. Priority given to Spanish majors. Fall semester. Visiting Professor Rodriguez-Solas.