1:00p-2:15p TR 3 cr. hr.
This course is an examination of both the dramatic literature and theatrical history of colonial America and the U.S. theatre in the 18th century and throughout the 19th century until 1900. The course examines the world of the plays and the significance of theatrical production in a cultural context, especially examining relevant political, artistic, social, philosophical and religious events and conditions. Plays read include Warren, The Group; Tyler, The Contrast; Rowson, Slaves in Algiers; Barker, Superstition; Stone, Metamora; Medina, Ernest Maltravers; Mowatt, Fashion; Aiken, Uncle Tom's Cabin; Boucicault, The Octoroon; Daly, Under the Gaslight; Howard, Shenandoah; Herne, Margaret Fleming; Gillette, Secret Service.