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Scott Hafso
DRAMA 441
Seattle Campus

Beginning Playwriting

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.

Class description

Beginning Playwriting

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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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Scott Hafso
Date: 05/23/2008