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TH 382 American Theatre and Drama: 19th Century to Present

Faculty: Weeks
Content: Readings in modern and contemporary American theatre. Topics include the origins of realism, American expressionism, noncommercial art theatre, African-American playwriting, women in theatre, canonical family plays, the Federal Theatre Project, the musical, Broadway comedy, filmed adaptation of stage drama, the advent of experimental and postmodern theatre, and the evolution of theatrical forms and themes in relation to historical and social change.
Prerequisites: TH 281, TH 282, or TH 283, or a literature course offered by the Department of English or World Languages and Literatures.
Restrictions: Sophomore standing required.
Usually offered: Alternate Years, spring semester.
Semester credits: 4.