Writing exercises and drafts of a one-act play provide first experience in writing for performance. Readings of representative one-act plays introduce genres and writing styles. Recommended: either DRAMA 253 or DRAMA 353; DRAMA 210; DRAMA 211; DRAMA 212.
This course introduces students to the elements, art and discipline of playwriting, by exploration of established works and creation of original one-act plays, scenes and monologues. By the course’s conclusion, students will have completed a revised draft of a one-act play, and hear a scene from their plays read in a public performance.
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