May 25, 2020  
2016-2017 Official General Catalog 
2016-2017 Official General Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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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- Corequisite
Prerequisite:  ENG 110 College Writing I

Credits: 3
3 Class Hours
Course Profile
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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