Introduction to Dramaturgy (DRA4281.01)

Maya Cantu

The dramaturg serves as a powerful medium in the theatre. She bridges the past and the present, the creative team and the audience, while providing critical generosity and historical and literary insight. In this course, we will learn about the history and practice of dramaturgy, while learning how the critical and research skills of the dramaturg can apply to a wide array of theatrical and artistic disciplines. Through weekly readings and assignments, students will engage with various tools and methods of dramaturgy, including text analysis, research skills, exploring the archive, theatrical translation, and Shakespearean dramaturgy. “Introduction to Dramaturgy” is recommended for theater practitioners—actors, directors, designers, and playwrights—as well as for students with an interest in literature, history, and criticism.

Prerequisites: At least two previous courses in Drama and/or Literature and permission of instructor. Please email mayacantu@bennington.edu by noon on Friday, May 10.
Credits: 4
W 2:10-5:50
Maximum Enrollment: 16
Course Frequency: Once a year
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