Students in this course will read plays closely with special attention to structure and style, investigate the key ideas of major dramatic theories, and engage with performance traditions from a range of periods and geographies. We will also learn how to read play texts for staging, by learning different approaches to script analysis based on a play's style and period.
- To acquire theatrical styles vocabulary as they apply to text analysis and production.
- To analyze the structure of a wide range of dramatic texts.
- To describe the impact of major thinkers on play structure and performance.
- To build well-constructed arguments and fully developed analytical papers that reflect the objectives listed above.