THEA 0350 - Dramaturgy

Credits: 3

This courses applies aspects of script analysis, dramatic theory and criticism, and theatre history to the study of individual works of drama. Dramaturgy involves the study of the principles of dramatic composition, structure, style, and theory as they relate to a dramatic work, research on that work's historical setting and time of composition, its author's body of work, its published criticism, and its production history. Students will learn what makes a dramatic work theatrically viable, how to assess its strengths and weaknesses, and how to rectify its shortcomings.

Prerequisites: THEA 0260  or ENGL 0365 .

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