Five College Consortium

Absurd & Magical Realism Theat

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Interdisciplinary Arts

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Hampshire College
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.

Culture, Humanities, and Languages Writing and Research This course has an expected field trip cost of $20.00 per student.

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Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Absurd & Magical Realism Theat
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
1 4.0

Talya Kingston

10:30AM-11:50AM M,W

Emily Dickinson Hall 5