This class will be a focused study of Spectacle – or writing the impossible play — in conjunction with a short study of the Poetics. We will investigate how spectacle can be deeply connected to the perception shift (when done correctly). Reading will include a wide breadth of works from Robert LaPage and the Rude Mechs, to B.J. Jenkins and Young Jean Lee.
Work will consist of weekly writing assignments and short papers, and the generation of a play centered around the “spectacular,” minimum of 30 minutes long.Prerequisites: Interested students should submit a writing sample of up to five pages of creative writing in any genre to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 25.
Course Level: 4000-level
M/Th 6:30PM-10:10PM (2nd seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 14
Course Frequency: One time only
Categories: All courses , Drama , Literature
Tags: writing intensive , playwriting