Courses of Study 2013-2014 
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Courses of Study 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PMA 3757 - [American Drama and Theatre]

(also AMST 3360 , ENGL 3360 ) (LA-AS)
4 credits. Letter grades only.

Next offered 2014-2015.

J. E. Gainor.

Explores major American playwrights from 1900 to 1960, introducing students to American theatre as a significant part of modern American cultural history. We will consider the ways in which theatre has contributed to the construction and deconstruction of a national identity. Similarly, we will examine the influence of the American Theatre on and in film.  We will pay special attention to the social, political, and aesthetic contexts of the time period and discuss the shifting popularity of dramatic forms, including melodrama, realism, expressionism, absurdism, and the folk play, in the American theatre canon. Authors include O’Neill, Glaspell, Odets, Rice, Hellman, Hughes, Miller, Williams, and Albee, among others. (HTC)

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