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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

Mid-century American Theatre (1940s – 1950s)

  • Lorraine Hansberry – A Raisin in the Sun, The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window
  • William Inge – Bus Stop, Picnic, The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
  • Sidney Kingsley – Detective Story, Dead End, Men in White
  • Arthur Miller – All My Sons, After the Fall, Death of a Salesman, The Crucible, A View from the Bridge
  • Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II – The Sound of Music, South Pacific, Flower Drum Song, Carousel, Oklahoma!
  • Tennessee Williams – The Glass Menagerie, Sweet Bird of Youth, A Streetcar Named Desire, Suddenly Last Summer, Summer and Smoke, The Rose Tattoo
  • Eugene O’Neill – A Moon for the Misbegotten, The Iceman Cometh, Long Day’s Journey into Night, Desire under the Elms