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AFR 356C AFR 356C. African American Theatre History: Precolonial West African Performance to 1950. 3 Hours.

Chronological examination of the theatrical work of Africans and African Americans from precolonial West Africa to the United States in 1950. Subjects include productions, performance theory, play texts, essays, reviews, and manifestos within their sociopolitical contexts, with an emphasis on strategies of resistance that are embedded in aesthetics. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 356C, 374F (Topic: African-American Theatre History, Precolonial-1950), Theatre and Dance 357T (Topic: African-American Theatre History, Precolonial-1950). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.