Spring 2021

21L.486 Modern Drama Anne Fleche TR 2:30-4:00p Virtual

Prereq: One subject in Literature
3-0-9 HASS-A
Topics: Film, Media, and Popular Culture, Genre and Mode

Explores major modern plays with special attention to performance, sociopolitical and aesthetic contexts, and the role of theater in the contemporary multimedial landscape. Includes analysis of class, gender, and race as modes of performance. Typically features Beckett and Brecht, as well as some of the following playwrights: Chekov, Churchill, Deavere Smith, Ibsen, Fornes, Friel, Kushner, O’Neill, Shaw, Stoppard, Soyinka, Williams, Wilson. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor if content differs.