Lit 7- 248 AMERICAN DRAMA- SURVEY



Prof. Savas Patsalidis

Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Elmer Rice, The Adding Machine
Clifford Odets, Odets, Waiting for Lefty
Thornton Wilder, Our Town
Eugene O’ Neill, Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Norton Anthology)
Tennessee Williams, Streetcar Named Desire Night (Norton Anthology)
Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman (Norton Anthology)
Edward Albee, Zoo Story
Imamu Amiri Baraka, Dutchman (Norton Anthology)
David Henry Hwang, M. Butterfly
David Mamet, Edmond
Sam Shepard, True West

NOTE: To understand theatre in its totality, as an artefact and a cultural product, one should first contextualize it. And this is exactly the main objective of this course:  to provide undergraduate students with methodological tools to study American Drama/Theatre in relation to American culture. In other words, each text will be used as our springboard to talk about drama theory and theatre practice on the one hand, and on the other, about ideology, history, economics, politics, race, gender etc. Students are expected to read at least one play per week.
Assessment: There will be a final class exam at the end of the term.