Courses > THE202 - Introduction to Dramatic Literature
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This class is an introduction to theatre as a literary genre. Students read and discuss a variety of significant dramatic texts, with an emphasis on modern American plays. Some European and non-Western dramatic texts from various historical periods may also be included. Students develop the ability to critically analyze play scripts, exploring such topics as theme, character, dramatic structure and historical context. Careful attention is given to plays as literature intended to be performed, and the analytical and conceptual viewpoints of the actor, director and designer are considered.
3 hours lecture
Credit course taken for grade or for credit/no credit