Syllabus: Hip Hop Theater

Djola Branner, Priscilla Page

Abstract


This document represents our guiding principles in exploring the relationship between Hip Hop and contemporary theater. It includes our syllabus, course calendar and working bibliography.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/rt.2013.41

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