This course covers the most influential drama of the 20th and early 21st century from Europe, America, the Caribbean, and Africa. It examines changing formal approaches to theater -- realism, modernism, absurdism -- and the significant politics and cultural influences such as postcolonialism, marxism, feminism, and globalization. Some of the playwrights we will read include Ibsen, Chekhov, Synge, Treadwell, Brecht, Beckett, Hansberry, Soyinka, Walcott, Fugard, Churchill, Kushner, and Nottage.
Representative plays of most influential European and American dramatists, with emphasis on dramatic styles such as realism, expressionism, epic, and existentialism. Studies Chekhov, Ibsen, Strindberg, Brecht, and Beckett. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: Satisfaction of University requirements in 100-level English and in Mason Core literature.
The University Catalog is the authoritative source for information on courses. The Schedule of Classes is the authoritative source for information on classes scheduled for this semester. See the Schedule for the most up-to-date information and see Patriot web to register for classes.