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Nobel Prize Winning Dramatists - Part 2 - From Soyinka to Pinter

1 PM - 4 PM
July 7, 14, 21, 28, and August 4, 2021





Please Note: This course is one of two parts, however, neither part requires the other as a prerequisite. Students may enroll in both courses or select just one without missing materials needed to enjoy the course's content.

This course explores world renowned drama of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries by recipients of the Nobel Prize in Literature: Wole Soyinka (1987), Dario Fo (1997), Gao Xingjian (2000), Elfriede Jelinek (2004), and Harold Pinter (2005). Students will read one play a week prior to each class: Death and the King’s Horsemen, Accidental Death of an Anarchist, The Other Shore, The Exterminating Angel, and Betrayal. Lectures will include overviews of the playwrights’ careers, close readings of the plays, their socio-political contexts, and theatre aesthetics. In-class screenings and actor dramatizations will complement the readings.

Interested in learning more about the first part of this two part course series? Click here to view the details of Nobel Prize Winning Dramatists - Part 1 - From Shaw to Beckett

Registration will open online on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 8 AM (AZ Time)

  • Classes will be delivered online via the Zoom video conferencing platform. Course will be password protected and only available to enrolled students.
  • All class sessions will be recorded and made available to enrolled students for a limited time to assist those who may not be able to attend the live class times.
  • Enrolled students may withdraw from a course and receive a tuition refund if the request is received before the second class session. See our FAQ page here for more answers to general program questions.

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Meet Your Professor

Associate Professor
Honors College

PATRICK BALIANI is an Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at the UA Honors College and an acclaimed playwright. His teaching awards include the University of Arizona Foundation Leicester and Kathryn Sherrill Creative Teaching Award, the Honors College Five Star Faculty Award, the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the Academic Preparation for Excellence in Teaching (APEX) Award. He has twice received the Humanities Seminars Superior Teaching Award. Patrick’s original plays have been performed in New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Phoenix, Prescott, and Tucson. He has also translated, adapted, and produced classic works from the Italian, including Pirandello’s Six Characters in Search of an Author, Boccaccio’s The Decameron, and Dante’s Purgatorio. He was awarded the National Repertory Theatre Foundation National Play Award, the Arizona Theatre Company Genesis New Play Award, and has received fellowships and grants from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, the Tucson-Pima Arts Council, and other arts organizations.     


This course will be offered ONLINE ONLY
Classes will be live streamed during the time and dates specified in the course details section above. Instructions about how to access the course online will be sent to all enrolled students before the course begins.

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