Stage to Screen: AFAM Plays

Stage to Screen: African American Plays
In Stage to Screen, we will explore how stage plays by African-American playwrights are transformed into films. Playwriting and screenwriting are closely related forms of dramatic writing; students will read 8 plays and examine the differences between each play and its film adaptation. Since this course deals with the black experience, students will investigate the socio-historical and political contexts of the play to see how the intersection of race, class, gender, culture, and politics play a role in the artistic product. Students will evaluate whether each playwright’s vision is reaffirmed, enhanced, or challenged in the transformation of play to film.
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THEA 1237

All Sections in Winter 2021

Winter 2021

THEA1237A-W21 Lecture (Nesmith)
THEA1237Z-W21 Discussion (Nesmith)