English
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

ENGH 455: Topics in Drama

ENGH 455-001: Post-colonial drama
(Fall 2017)

01:30 PM to 02:45 PM TR

Robinson B218

Section Information for Fall 2017

This course will read contemporary plays from Ireland, Africa, and the Caribbean, places where theater played a central role in defining anti-colonial independence.  We will consider how dramatists such as Wole Soyinka, JM Synge, Derek Walcott, Marina Carr, Femi Osofisan, Brian Friel, and Lady Gregory responded to issues of language, form, and dramatic tradition in plays such as Translations, By the Bog of Cats, Death and King's Horseman, and I Will Marry when I Want.  Texts: Harrington, John, ed. Modern and Contemporary Irish Drama, Norton; Jeyifo, Biodun, ed. Modern African Drama, Norton; Walcott, Derek.  Dream on Monkey Mountain and Other Plays, Farrar, Straus, Giroux.  This class fulfills the Minority, Folklore, and Popular Culture requirement.

Satisfies the English BA requirement for the concentration in cultural studies.

Satisfies the English BA core requirement in minority, folkloric, or popular literary and cultural traditions.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Studies selected topics, periods, or playwrights. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different with permission of department. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Satisfaction of University requirements in 100-level English and in Mason Core literature.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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