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Spring 2017-2018
* ENG 372 / THR 372 (LA)   No Audit

Contemporary Drama

Tamsen O. Wolff

This course will look at a range of British and American drama from the second half of the twentieth century to the twenty-first, with an emphasis on the developments of the last twenty years. Questions will include the relevance of drama in a culture of mass entertainment, and drama as a response to history, place, and social trauma.

Sample reading list:
Paula Vogel, Baltimore Waltz
Tom Stoppard, Arcadia
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Appropriate
Nina Raine, Tribes
Tony Kushner, Angels in America, Parts I & II
Lucy Kirkwood, Mosquitoes
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Two plays per week; two theatre reviews, 3-4 pages each; 2 papers, 6-8 pages.

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in Lieu of Mid Term - 25%
Paper in lieu of Final - 35%
Papers - 10%
Class/Precept Participation - 30%

Other information:
Distribution Requirement: Modernity

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42178 L01 11:00:00 am - 12:20:00 pm M W        Enrolled:17 Limit:25