Modern Drama

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.)


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Spring 2006



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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.

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Henderson, Diana. 21L.486 Modern Drama, Spring 2006. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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