A History of African-American Theater

DRAMA 3011

A survey of African American theatre from post-Civil War "coon" shows and reviews to movements for a national black theatre, such as Krigwa, Lafayette and Lincoln, and the Black Arts Movement. Early black theatre and minstrels; black theatre movement and other ethnic theatre movements in America. Critical readings of such plays as Amiri Baraka's "Dutchman," Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun," Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston's "Mulebone." Also works by August Wilson, Ed Bullins, Charles Fuller, Georgia Douglas Johnson.
Course Attributes: BU Hum; AS SD I; FA HUM; AR HUM; AS SC; EN H; AS HUM

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A History of African-American Theater
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