Survey of African American Theater|
FGSS 323, AFAM 323, AMST 299|
This course surveys the dynamism and scope of African American dramatic and performance traditions. Zora Neale Hurston's 1925 play "Color Struck" and August Wilson's 2006 play "Gem of the Ocean" serve as bookends to our exploration of the ways in which African American playwrights interweave various customs, practices, experiences, critiques, and ideologies within their work.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM)(AMST)(ENGL)(ENGL-Amer Lit)(ENGL-Race&Ethn)(ENGL-TLF Conc)(FGSS)(THEA)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Selected plays will include, but not be limited to, the works of Zora Neale Hurston, Pearl Cleage, Adrienne Kennedy, Amiri Baraka, Suzan Lori Parks, and August Wilson.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Group and individual presentations, response papers, and research paper.
|Instructor(s): Shaw,Rashida Z. Times: ..T.R.. 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: TST101; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: 3||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 11||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 5||SO: 3||FR: 0|