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    Vassar College
  Dec 11, 2017
Catalogue 2017-2018
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ENGL 228 - African American Literature

Semester Offered: Spring
1 unit(s)
(Same as AFRS 228  and DRAM 228 ) Topic for 2017/18b: From the Page to the Stage: Turning Black Literature to Black Drama. This course explores the dramatic possibilities of 20th century canonical black literature by means of critical reading, critical writing, and critical performance. Students examine key novels in their historical context paying attention to the criticism and theory that have shaped their reception. They then attempt to transform parts of these texts into scenes as informed by past and present theories of performance and theatre making. Their work culminates in a public performance of the pieces they have conceived. Tyrone Simpson and Shona Tucker.

Two 75-minute periods and one 2-hour lab.

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