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UB Graduate Academic Schedule: Spring 2018

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    SPA 518LEC - Spanish American Theater
    Spanish American Theater VAR Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
    Class #:   23405   Enrollment Capacity:   12
    Section:   VAR   Enrollment Total:   0
    Credits:   3.00 credits   Seats Available:   12
    Dates:   01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018   Status:   OPEN
    Days, Time:   T , 4:00 PM - 6:40 PM
    Room:   Clemen 930 view map
    Location:   North Campus      
    This course will focus primarily on 20th Century Spanish-American drama and the theatrical movements as well as the socio-historical and economic events that had an impact on each play. We will also discuss a play or two from the 21st Century. Only the first two plays we read follow a traditional Aristotelian structure. To contextualize the plays within their specific movements, I will lecture on the Theater of the Absurd, Artaud?s Theater of Cruelty, Brecht?s Epic Theater, Metatheater, and Performance. The plays and theoretical readings should provoke questions such as, What constitutes identity? What are the role of race, class, gender, nationality, and/or the Other in the formation of identity? We will read plays by Sabina Berman, Emilio Carballido, Myrna Casas, Diana Raznovich, Rodolfo Usigli, Xavier Villaurrutia, Egon Wolff among others. The theoretical texts that will help guide our focus on questions of identity will come from Feminisms Redux: An Anthology of Literary Theory and Criticism, edited by Robyn Warhol-Down and Diane Price Herndl as well as readings on Intersectionality.
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