Document Type

Honors Project


Asher de Forest

I’m Going to Go Back There Someday: Reading, Writing, and Directing Hauntings in Four American Plays

In this personal and formal research essay, I discuss and compare the plays A Raisin in the Sun, Fefu and Her Friends, Angels in America, and I’m Going to Go Back There Someday (my own work, which I am also directing in partial fulfillment for Honors in Theater and Dance). These plays all bring forth hauntings, despite and in some cases because of their differences in content and style—ranging from realism to the avant-garde. I base my discussion of hauntings on Avery F. Gordon’s writing. I explore hauntings through close readings, playwrights’ lives and identities, and directing possibilities and practices.

Advisor: Harry Waters Jr.

Theater and Dance



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