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ERH 230 Artistic Responses to Social and Political Issues: ERH 230


Drama. Fine Art. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Accessed Feb 8, 2018.


Students will have the opportunity to study the ways in which contemporary American playwrights have responded to social and political issues. This course allows the student to explore the dramatic techniques and rhetorical contexts of American drama through master artists such as Arthur Miller, David Mamet and Sam Shepard to new voices in the field (Anna Deveare Smith, Suzan Lori Parks and Ayad Aktar).  Through performance-based readings and dramaturgical analysis, students will engage American playwrights critically from the page to the stage.  -  Maj. Hodde



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