2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    
    Dec 01, 2020  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENG-457 African-American Drama


GER: TA (Critical, Analytical Interpretation of Texts)
Prerequisite: any first year writing seminar
Three-part history and development of African American drama in the United States from its origins to the present moment. Part one explores the roots of African American drama and examines early stage images of black subjects, 19th century stage stereotypes of minstrelsy, and the initial achievements of the African Grove Theatre and early black playwrights. Part Two focuses on the Harlem Renaissance and the Harlem Unit of the Federal Theatre Project. Part Three examines major plays and playwrights from Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun (1959) to the 2001 Pulitzer Prize-winning production of Suzan Lori-Park’s Topdog-Underdog. 4 credits.



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