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Contemporary Drama and Literature


Scope and Content

This series is comprised of materials where there is some overlap with the Contemporary French Theatre series and several of the topics under Special Subjects. Moshe Lazar taught comparative literature for many years including medieval, Renaissance, and Modern literature and drama focusing on themes such as fantasy, the devil, representations of Jews, etc. The files in this series contain Lazar’s notes on concepts in contemporary drama and literature as well as copies of articles, short stories, and poems that were presumably used in the courses he taught. Noted authors include Albert Camus, Michel de Ghelderode, and Edward Albee. Most of the materials are in English, but French, Spanish, and Hebrew are also represented.


  • 1967 - 2015


Language of Materials

From the Collection:

Most of the materials in this collection are in English. However, many articles, notes, and publications are in Spanish, German, Ladino, Hebrew, and other languages. Assistance with the Hebrew language materials was provided by Dr. Yaffa Weisman of Hebrew Union College.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection stored off-site. Advance notice required for access.


From the Collection: 38.5 Linear Feet (66 boxes)

Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries Special Collections Repository

Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles California 90089-0189 United States