ENG 105: Introduction to Drama; Money is Life: Twentieth-Century American Drama

UO English 105



ENG 105: Introduction to Drama; Money is Life: Twentieth-Century American Drama
Instructor: Helen Huang

WEB Course: 06/21 - 07/17
MW 10:00 am - 11:50 am
4 credits
CRN 41846

This course explores how twentieth-century American playwrights raise concerns about this American life. Through reading Tennessee William's A Streetcar Named Desire, Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, and Lorriane Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, we critically examine how the obsession with money blinds Americans to reality and social justice. The characters in these plays tears down the myth of equal opportunity and bring the truth of how systemic injustice seriously divides US sociey to the stage. By thoroughly close-reading these modern plays, we investigate how American experience and realities in the 40's and 50's have already mirrored contemporary social inequalities.

Fulfills: English Major Lower-Division Elective, English Minor, A&L