The Commonwealth of Drama

Runs Monday, December 6Thursday, December 16, 2021
10:00AM

10:00AM
10:00AM
10:00AM
10:00AM
10:00AM

$375 for series

December 6: Ireland
December 8: Australia
December 9: South Africa
December 13: Nigeria
December 15: Caribbean
December 16: Canada

This survey of modern English-language drama traces themes linking the work of writers from across the Commonwealth of Nations, as well as the historical, political, cultural, and aesthetic circumstances of each work individually. These themes include the relations between colonizer and colonized; religious and political tensions within a community; the threat of violence or oppression, especially of women; economic disparities; racial prejudice; the call of home; the significance of myth. Participants will be given plays to read from each area prior to each session.

Murray Biggs is a semi-retired professor of Theater Studies (with English and Film) at Yale, where he has taught since 1986.

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