May 11, 2021  
Graduate Record 2007-2008 
Graduate Record 2007-2008 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

DRAM 707 - Script Analysis

This course will survey dramatic literature, classical to the contemporary, with an eye toward reading scripts for the stage. We will practice methods of analysis that will enrich our understandings of the textural clues for production and of the openings and ambiguities in scripts that exciting stage interpretations can play with. Beginning with Aristotle and Sophocles, we will sample major dramatic forms, looking at both “intensive” and “extensive” plays, and, finally, at the interesting combinations of the intensive and extensive in modern theatre. We will consider poetic dramas, comedy, some political theatre, several classics, and very contemporary plays. (IR)

Credits: 3