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January 18 - May 13, 2022

Chicago Drama

Community and Professional Education (CAPE) • 5500 N. St. Louis Ave C 509 ChicagoIL  60625 Organized by Northeastern Illinois University
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ENGL 327: Chicago Drama

From Grease to storefront theaters, Chicago has contributed more than a Chicago style to the world of drama. This course examines the history of Chicago drama from the early performances of Joseph Jefferson to modern and contemporary playwrights, such as Tennessee Williams and David Mamet, who have found success in or been shaped by Chicago as well as its contributions to drama in the United States and even around the world.

Required Texts will likely include: • American Buffalo • August: Osage County • Clybourne Park • The Glass Menagerie • Grease • Raisin in the Sun • True West

Lecture Tuesday/Thursday, 1:40 - 2:55 pm January 18 through May 13

Prof. Christopher Schroeder, C-Schroeder2@neiu.edu
Christopher Schroeder is a member of the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee, which has been honoring Chicago theater excellence for more than fifty years. He is also an award-winning researcher who has published books, chapters, articles, reviews, and others, and he teaches courses on drama in Chicago and the United States at NEIU where he is a Professor of English and an affiliated faculty member in the global studies and linguistics programs.




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January 18 - May 13, 2022

1:40 PM to 3:55 PM

Tuesday, Thursday

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Ages 18-255 · Co-Ed

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Community and Professional Education (CAPE)

5500 N. St. Louis Ave C 509 ChicagoIL  60625

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