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THE 170 – Playwriting and Dramatic Forms

Credits: 3.00

Course Description: Students study models of dramatic structure and contemporary concepts of writing for the stage and apply principles to the creation of original works. Pre/co-requisites: THE 050, ENGS 053; Instructor permission.

Section Description: The goal of this course is to provide you with a basic knowledge of the craft of traditional playwriting. Special focus will be placed on story concepts and dramatic action created by essential elements of character, conflict, dialogue, form, structure, and style. Through class readings, exercises, study of scenes and plays, viewing of productions, discussion, and class writing assignments, you will gain an understanding of the building blocks necessary for effective stage drama. At the end of the semester, you will create a stage-worthy one act play.

CRN: 13280

Section: A

Enrolled/Seats: 2/6

Days Time Location
MW 15:30 - 16:45 ROYALL TYLER THR 210

Instructor(s): Kathleen Maguire Gough

Meeting Dates: 17 Jan 2017 - 05 May 2017