Academic Dystopia
This paper explores the negative patterns of dramatizing academic professors in two American plays: David Mamet?s Oleanna (1992) and R. A. Gurney?s Human Events (2001). My research considers the adaptation of professors and the way they are represented through their actions, behaviors, and relationships with students, friends, and the surrounding comunity in the two aforementioned plays. It seems to me that sex, alcoholism and teaching incompetency might be the major attributes related to male and female professors in recent and contemporary American theater.
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