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THE 331x - Theatre History & Dramatic Literature I, II, & III

a course guide for THE 3311, THE 3312, and THE 3313

Literature Criticism Databases


History of American & Canadian Theatre

American History

Notable Plays

American Avant-garde (1912 – 1930s)

  • Susan Glaspell – Alison’s House, The Verge, The People, Close the Book, Trifles
  • Pendleton King – Cocaine
  • Clifford Odets – Waiting for Lefty, Awake and Sing!, Golden Boy
  • Eugene O’Neill – The Hairy Ape, All God’s Chillun Got Wings, The Emperor Jones, “Anna Christie”
  • Elmer Rice – The Adding Machine, Street Scene
  • Gertrude Stein – Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights, Four Saints in Three Acts
  • Sophie Treadwell – Machinal, Gringo, Ladies Leave, Plumes in the Dust
  • Thornton Wilder – Our Town, The Happy Journey from Trenton to Camden, The Long Christmas Dinner
  • Mae West – Sex, The Pleasure Man, The Drag
  • Lillian Hellman – The Children’s Hour, The Little Foxes, Watch on the Rhine