THT209 Course Information

Title:Play Analysis
Description: A course designed to help students understand the basic nature of dramatic literature by examining prominent dramatic theory, beginning with in-depth study of Aristotle’s Poetics followed by a survey of dominant trends throughout theatre history, and to examine how playwrights have responded to current thinking in their period. Representative plays will be read and analyzed from the theatre practitioner’s point of view. The course includes some study of contemporary methodology in the art of playwriting.
Prerequisites: Fine Arts 140: Theatre
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