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Introduction to Dramatic Writing: The Short Play

Semester and Year FA 2017
Course Number ARTS-UG1560
Section 001
Instructor Darrel Alejandro Holnes
Days M
Time 6:20 PM - 9:00 PM
Units 4
Level U



In this arts workshop we will learn the basics of playwriting by examining the work of Aristotle as well as plays by major writers including Anton Chekov, Oscar Wilde, and others. Our goal will be to develop and revise several short plays through a variety of writing exercises and techniques and the study of plays in  24 Favorite One-Act Plays  and  The Collective: 10 Play Anthology . This course will also feature guest lectures by a diverse group of working playwrights and theater professionals and the viewing of a Broadway and Off-Broadway show. Upon completing this course you will have a working body of short plays and learn how to submit your work to student and professional festivals and contests worldwide.


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Arts Workshops (ARTS-UG)