Archived Versions

21L.486 Modern Drama

As taught in: Spring 2006

Photographs of Tennessee Williams, Wole Soyinka, and George Bernard Shaw.

Tennessee Williams, Wole Soyinka, and George Bernard Shaw. (Left image courtesy of the Library of Congress; center and right images taken from Wikipedia.)

Level:

Undergraduate

Instructors:

Prof. Diana Henderson

Course Description

This course analyzes major modern plays featuring works by Shaw, Pirandello, Beckett, Brecht, Williams, Soyinka, Hwang, Churchill, Wilson, Frayn, Stoppard, Deveare Smith, and Kushner. The class particularly considers performance, sociopolitical and aesthetic contexts, and the role of theater in the world of modern multimedia.