From Broadway to Hollywood

Are you interested in theater? Come meet famous American playwrights and explore what happens when plays are adapted for the screen. How do plays and movies reflect changing cultural and social conditions?

Locations: San Carlos, San Mateo

Cost: $100/hr.

Recommended hours: 6-10


  • Understand the process by which a play is transformed into a film
  • Learn to think critically about adaptions, cultural contexts, and popular culture
  • Prepare a creative project reflecting new understandings

To Enroll Call (650) 331-3251 / (408) 345–5200


Course Description:

In college humanities seminars, students will focus on written texts, but also engage with other cultural phenomena such as movies, music, plays, and popular TV shows. Take the opportunity this summer to get a head start and learn how to analyze cultural productions beyond the basic novel!

In this course, we will explore plays written by famous playwrights and the movies they inspired. When we read Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, what does it say about its historical setting, but also the 1950s Red Scare? What does its 1996 filmic adaption tell us about America then and now? How might we adapt that for today’s audience?

At the end of this course, students will have gained analytical and theoretical knowledge in the field of cultural studies, watched, read, and critically evaluated original plays and their adaptations, and presented a creative project of their own.

Make the Most of the Summer!

Students who stay actively engaged in the learning process during the summer perform better during the school year.

Contact AJ Tutoring to Enroll in Summer Tutoring
Peninsula Main Phone Number (650) 331-3251
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