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2023 - 2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023 - 2024 Undergraduate Catalog

THEA 339 - August Wilson’s American Century Cycle

Credits: (3)
This course is an interdisciplinary investigation of playwright, August Wilson and the dramaturgy of his American Century Cycle, a 10-play chronicle of the Black American experience in the 20th century (1904-1997). The American Century Cycle is “a series of … passages” as described by Ira Berlin in The Making of African America (2010) into fictionalized elements of a localized Black community that had a significant impact in shaping August Wilson’s politics, spirit, and dramaturgy. Students will consider the extent to which Wilson’s location specific project explores broader concerns in Black communities and archives attributes of African diasporic culture.
Cross-listed with: AFST 339