Queen's University

Introduction to Dramaturgy [DRAM 220]

Through hands-on exploration of a number of dramatic texts (ranging from 5th century BCE Greece to 21st century Canada), DRAM220 will develop understanding of basic principles of dramaturgy. Etymologically, dramaturgy means the making of the drama. Analysis of the mechanisms of play texts is the central concern of the course. Why are plays constructed the way they are? What effects do those choices generate? The principles discussed in the course will be applied not only to playwriting but also to directing, acting, design, and producing.

LEARNING HOURS: 126 (36L;30O;60P)

PREREQUISITE: Level 2

Required for DRAMA MAJ, MED, STSC

Professor: Richard Sanger