THEA 425. 19th Century American Drama. 3 Hours.
From James Nelson Barker's The Indian Princess (1808), to George Aiken's stage adaptation of Uncle Tom's Cabin, one of the most popular works of its period in both America and Europe, the close reading of nineteenth century American drama opens a fascinating window onto the creation of American identity. This class will address ideas and issues of nationhood, the frontier, gender, race and race relations, and popular and high culture. Cross-listed with English 425.
Prerequisite: Any 200-level ENGL course with a D or better.