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ENGL 461/561 The Family in American Modern Drama (CORE—Western Civilization)

Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing and fulfillment of the Aesthetic Appreciation Literature Core requirement (Offered as needed/3 credits) 

Domestic Realism constitutes the dominant form in American Drama. This course considers ways in which American playwrights use family relationships to examine social, political metaphysical and aesthetic concerns. Readings include works by O’Neill, Hellman, Miller, Wilson, Norman and Shepard, as well as other playwrights.