DRAMA 494 A: Special Studies In Theatre And Drama

Adaptation

Meeting Time: 
TTh 2:30pm - 4:20pm
Location: 
HUT 130
SLN: 
13238
Instructor:
Scott Magelssen, in the Space Shuttle simulator at the Museum of Flight
Scott Magelssen

Additional Details:

Adaptation: A playwright rewrites a 500-year old play to fit it to contemporary times. Another playwright does the same thing with the same play 500 years later. A successful book becomes a Broadway musical, which becomes a movie. A movie is reimagined as a Broadway musical. And so forth. In this class we¹ll take a look back over the past 2500 years of creative artists adapting material for theatre and performance. Discussions include adapting historical and mythical events for the stage, revising earlier dramatic work for new audiences, and translating dramatic literature into newer media.

Catalog Description: 
Topics in drama, history, and criticism. See Time Schedule for specific topic. Prerequisite: DRAMA 302.
GE Requirements: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Other Requirements Met: 
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
April 28, 2016 - 12:43pm