Beat by Beat (DRA2122.01)

Dina Janis

Students in this class will read a selection of plays drawn from a contemporary and classic canon of dramatic literature.  Students will  be required to analyze and explore these plays beat by beat.  This is a script interpretation class in which theme, dramatic structure and arc, character development, tone, style and study of given playwrights and their influences will be explored in detail.  Unlike a class which concerns itself primarily with literary analysis, this class will attempt to illuminate the kind of “table work” play analysis that one would be a part of working in a real world theatrical situation.  This is not a performance class, though it is suggested for actors, directors, designers, playwrights and students from other disciplines interested in dramatic literature. Work for the class will include in-depth discussion and presentations led by rotating members of the class, as well as written analysis.

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 4
T 2:10pm - 4:00pm; F 2:10pm - 4:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 16
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as All courses, Drama, Four Credit, 2000, Dina Janis, and tagged , , , .