SPAN 3380 Contemporary Drama
Prerequisite(s): SPAN 1314 and SPAN 1324 and SPAN 2314 and SPAN 2324 and SPAN 3314 and SPAN 3324 (or the equivalent)
This course focuses on masterpieces of twentieth century dramatic texts from Spain and Latin American. The students dramatize the texts in class and interchange characters to do readings in a role-playing format. Deep literary analysis is an integral part of the course. Students learn to interpret the dramatic texts and understand the culture, history and politics of the time. The students compare societal conflicts embedded in the dramatic text with modern day troubles. The students will be exposed to audio and video of live theater performances. At the end of the class the students give a live theater performance of one of the plays.