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DRAMA 201 A: Plays And Styles

Meeting Time: 
MWF 10:00am - 11:20am
HUT 130
Robert Wighs
Robert Wighs

Additional Details:

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.

 Course Objectives

  • 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.
Catalog Description: 
Introduces theatre practitioners to the principles of play construction, to the process of reading and conceiving plays for production, and to the basic vocabulary of artistic styles through which plays are produced. Offered: AWSp.
GE Requirements: 
Arts and Humanities (A&H)
Last updated: 
October 5, 2016 - 9:13pm