Fall 2018

Contemporary Drama

Listed in: Theater and Dance, as THDA-222


Ron Bashford (Section 01)


Readings of works by late twentieth and early twenty-first century playwrights, with plays selected to emphasize innovations in form, and a diversity of voices and subjects. The course focuses on examining and writing about plays from a theater practitioner’s perspective, and incorporates instruction in dramaturgical analysis and research related to theatrical interpretation. In-class work includes discussion, reading aloud, and group exercises. Plays by Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter, August Wilson, Tony Kushner, Caryl Churchill, Martin McDonagh, David Mamet, Annie Baker, Maria Irene Fornes, Sarah Kane, Suzan Lori-Parks, Young Jean Lee, and others. Open to first-year students.

Fall semester. Professor Bashford.


Attention to Research, Attention to Speaking, Attention to Writing, Fine Arts for Non-majors


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2018, Fall 2019