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Instructor Info:Talya Kingston
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TA Info:Will Shattuc
Term: 2013S
Meeting Info: Monday Wednesday
10:30 AM - 11:50 AM Emily Dickinson Hall (EDH) 5
10:30 AM - 11:50 AM Emily Dickinson Hall (EDH) 5

This dramatic literature class will take a look at two forms of theatre that maintain their roots in realistic exchanges while allowing us to drift into realms of pure imagination. The semester will be divided into two. First we will explore the European roots of Theatre of the Absurd through the plays of Samuel Beckett, Eugene Ionesco and Harold Pinter. Then we will look at the South American tradition of Magical Realism and how it has inspired contemporary American playwrights such as Tony Kushner and Sarah Ruhl. Students will be expected to write both analytic responses and engage in playwriting exercises as we explore these forms.

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TA: Will Shattuc,

Office Hours: Mondays 1-2pm and Thursdays 2-3pm.  Sign up via Hampedia.  Office is on the 2nd floor of the writing center (the small white building next to EDH).  Other times are available upon polite request.