PMA 1137

PMA 1137

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

How does a playwright adapt a historical event or figure for the stage? What roles do authenticity and accuracy play in dramatic adaptations of history? What makes history relevant on today's stage? And what's the big deal about Hamilton, anyway? In this course, we will read and watch plays, musicals, and performances that stage history. While our focus will be on dramatic texts, we will also examine how and by whom history is written, as well as the nature of artistic representation. With an emphasis on in-class discussion, student-led research, and in-class writing workshops, this course will foster and enhance each student's ability to produce coherent, concise, persuasive prose in the form of critical arguments.

When Offered Fall, spring.

Satisfies Requirement First-Year Writing Seminar.

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17714 PMA 1137   SEM 101

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