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Playwriting

Semester and Year FA 2014
Course Number ARTS-UG1565
Section 001
Instructor Darrel Alejandro Holnes
Days Mon
Time 3:30 PM - 6:10 PM
Units 4.0
Level U
Foundation Requirement

Description

This writer’s workshop explores the symbiotic nature of playwriting. Through a series of exercises, we will discover how environment and experience influence identity, how plot is built on desire and need, and why perception and cultural context dictate the form or structure of a play. By examining classical paradigms and their influence on modern theatre, we can determine how to use or break these rules to find our own voices. And as we mine our souls and surroundings for the seeds of creation, we will write a one-act play. Some readings include Fornes, Fugard, Satre, Korder and Chekov.

Course Type

Arts Workshops (ARTS-UG)

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