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Theatre (THEA)

THEA 412 (US;IL) (AF AM 412) African American Theatre (3) Exploration of the development of African American theatre from its roots in Africa through the diaspora, to the present time.

THEA (AAA S) 412 African American Theatre (3)

(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.

In this course, we will explore the development of African American theatre from its roots in Africa and Europe, through the diaspora, to the present time. We will learn something of the rich diversity of African American people and their contribution to the world's creative mainstream. We will become acquainted with both historical and contemporary artists who created and continue to create this unique American art form. The goals of the course are:
1)to develop familiarity with African American theatre and the socio-historic context in which it was created
2) to develop an understanding of the relationship of African American theatre to mainstream American theatre
3) to acquire an appreciation of the schools, styles, and techniques of African American theatre

We will do this by reading and engaging plays in the context of the period in which they were created, viewing films of plays, and attending relevant productions where possible.

General Education: None
Diversity: US;IL
Bachelor of Arts: Arts
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: THEA 100 orTHEA 105

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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