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THEA 1700  SCRIPT ANALYSIS (3 credits)

This course introduces a variety of approaches for analyzing plays and other dramatic works, especially as they are employed by actors, directors, designers, dramaturgs, and other theatre artists. There will be multiple opportunities to apply these methods of analysis through class discussion and written work. Script analysis will be explored with an eye toward theatrical production, recognizing each playscript as the blueprint for a potential production. Particular attention will be paid to genre, structure, style, character, theme, language, imagery, and dramatic action. The focus will be on traditional dramatic structure, though some attention/discussion will be given to less traditional/non-linear works.