THR 161 - Playwriting
Students will practice writing for the stage in a format of lecture/seminar and workshop. Playwriting involves elements of dramatic action, character, plot, structure, story, style, conflict and staging suitability.
Prerequisite: ENG 110 College Writing I
3 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Write "conflict," "dramatic action," and "critique" plays in short, summary annotations.
2. Critically analyze and interpret theatre as dramatic "action."
3. Analyze plays in terms of dramatic components of P.A.S.T.O: Preparation, Attack, Struggle, Turning Point, Outcome.
4. Analyze plays from a playwright's point-of-view about story and dramatic action.
5. Recognize differences of "style"--lyricism, realism, naturalism, expressionism; epci.
6. Properly format a one-act play script and possibly write and revise a one-act play, 15-20 pages.
7. Use critical writing skills which comply with and meet standards of writing emphasis.
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