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THTR 3385 African American Theater and Drama (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

This course examines how African American playwrights have combined historical narrative, personal recollection, spirituality and religion, popular music, and folk art to create a unique form of American drama that reflects the traumas and triumphs of African Americans. Plays to be studied range from William Wells Brown's autobiographical Escape; or, A Leap for Freedom (1858) to Lorraine Hansbury's inspirational A Raisin in the Sun (1959) to Lydia Diamond's contemporary comedy Stick Fly (2006).

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): John Houchin

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: AADS3375


Last Updated: 24-Jun-17