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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.