English-Theatre

Winston Churchill famously said that Britain and America are two nations separated by a single language.

The same is true of English and theatre academic departments. Literature-minded people tend to read texts written to be performed, and theatre-minded people perform written texts. But theatre-minded people sometimes forget the literacy frame of the text and literary-minded people forget its dramatic matrix.

Falling in the gap between these two approaches is the curiously-intermediate phenomenon of dramatic art itself: the enactment of a text. Learn to make the function of metaphor more vivid and the performance more significant to the literature through Albright’s English-theatre concentration.

 

See English section or Theatre section for specific course requirements.

Students interested in this concentration should contact Professor Alberto Cacicedo in the English Department or Professor Julia Matthews in the Theatre Department.