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Introduction to Dramaturgy [DRAM 220]

DRAM 220/3.0 Introduction to Dramaturgy

Through the reading and discussion of several dramatic texts, ranging from 5th century BCE Greece to 20th century Canada, DRAM220 will develop the student’s understanding of the principles of dramaturgy. Etymologically, “dramaturgy” means the making of the drama. Script Analysis, or understanding the mechanisms at work in a play, is the central concern of the course. Why are scripts 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 production.

LEARNING HOURS: 126 (36L;30O;60P)


Required for DRAMA MAJ, MED, STSC

Instructor: Sarah Waisvisz