ENROLL Course Search

Saved Courses (0)

Theater Arts (THEA) Courses

For graduation requirements and additional information about this department or program, please see the Academic Catalog.

Your search for courses for 23/WI and THEA and course number 255 found 1 course.

Revise Your Search New Search

THEA 255.00 August Wilson: History and the Blues 6 credits

Open: Size: 25, Registered: 0, Waitlist: 0

Weitz Center 133

Synonym: 63935

David E Wiles

This course will explore the ten plays that comprise August Wilson's "Century Cycle." Wilson wrote one play for each decade of the twentieth century, exploring the movement of African-Americans, in critic John Lahr's words, "from property to personhood." Wilson's work, inspired by the Black Arts movement of the 1960's-70's is rooted musically in the Blues, the African American musical form at the root of modern American popular music. We will read these plays, informed by the Blues, against the major historical events in African-American life during each of the decades they represent.

Search for Courses

This data updates hourly. For up-to-the-minute enrollment information, use the Search for Classes option in The Hub

Instructional Mode
Class Period
Courses or labs meeting at non-standard times may not appear when searching by class period.
You must take 6 credits of each of these.
You must take 6 credits of each of these,
except Quantitative Reasoning, which requires 3 courses.
Special Interests