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John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: AFR                                     Course Number: 230                                    
Course Title: African-American Theatre
Subject: Africana Studies
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


A study of the development of the African-American theatre considering selected works of such playwrights as Langston Hughes, Lorraine Hansberry, James Baldwin, Imamu Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones), Ed Bullins, Charles Gordone, Douglas Turner Ward, Adrienne Kennedy, Ron Milner, Ben Caldwell, Philip Hayes Dean, Richard Wesley, and Joseph A. Walker, as well as such production companies as the Spirit House Players and Movers, the Negro Ensemble Company, and the Afro-American Studio Theatre. Plays focusing on such areas as ethnic identity and lifestyles and nationalism will be examined.

Prerequisite: ENG 101 and sophomore standing or above.
  • This course is crosslisted as:   DRA 230
Start Date:    08/31/2001                         End Date: