Radical Women Playwrights

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Radical Women Playwrights

Spring 2018

Taught By: Carl Rux

Section: A

CRN: 7166

Credits: 4

This course will examine the works of women playwrights throughout the centuries with an emphasis on women dramatists whose works engaged issues of race, sex gender, and politics. Topics include the history of plays by women, their contribution to the emergence of new dramatic genres and forms, the relation between "high culture" and popular performance, and the aesthetics of theatre production, politics of representation, and the urbanization of the performing arts. Eight to ten plays will be read and discussed including the works of Hrotsvitha of Gandersheim; Harlem Rennaissance writers Angelina Weld Grimke, Georgia Douglas Johnson, Zora Neale Hurston; American expatriate playwrights Gertrude Stein and Natalie Clifford Barney; and 20th century experimental dramatists and radical performance artists of color including María Irene Fornés, Adrienne Kennedy, Ntozake Shange, and Suzan-Lori Parks. This course fulfills the Dramatic Literature requirement for Theater majors and minors.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Closed*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 8:20pm 6/24/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 3:50pm - 5:30pm

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 263

Date Range: 1/22/2018 - 5/14/2018