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Rich Building 201
NOTE: This course has been RE-NUMBERED. It was formerly THEA 201.
The aim of this seminar is to practice the close reading required to lift a play effectively and intelligently from page to stage. Through a close analysis of a variety of plays for such issues as plot, structure, genre, character, theme and thought, theatrical conventions, visual and sonic elements, and world of the play, we will sort out the challenges and rewards of practical knowledge of and responsibility to the text. Our ongoing exploration will incorporate the specific awarenesses that actors, directors, designers, and dramaturgs need to construct from a play text.
Required Textbooks, Articles, and Resources
- 2000. The Life of the Drama / Edition 1. ISBN: 9781557831101.
- Studying Plays / Edition 3. ISBN: 9780340985144.
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|Grades / Assignments||Grades will be determined by class participation, a variety of written analytic exercises, and a final paper.|
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