PMA 3757

PMA 3757

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

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.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (ALC-AS, HST-AS, LA-AS)
Course Subfield (HTC)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 3360ENGL 3360

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7916 PMA 3757   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person