Studies major plays of the past six decades, with emphasis on recent works and trends. Attention to the influence of the Theater of the Absurd, the political events of 1968, the intellectual avant-garde, and mass-audience entertainment. Dramatists include Ionesco, Beckett, Genet, Arrabal, Sarraute, Cixous, Duras, Koltes, Reza, Visniec, Ndiaye, Schmitt, Grumberg, Balasko. Taught in French.
Faculty: Turk, Edward