Fall 2012 - Graduate Course Description
Intructor:
Riccio, Thomas
Discipline and Number
HUAS 6353 Section: 001
Day:
R Time: 1:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Course Title:
Creating Plays

DESCRIPTION OF COURSE:

This creative workshop course introduces students to essential elements of dramatic writing. In-class writing exercises and weekly assignments lead to the development of character monologues, scenes, and either the draft of an original full length play or an original one-act play. A variety of stylistic approaches and thematic concerns are identified through the reading and discussion of plays by contemporary playwrights. Students will explore their individual creative voice, learning how to translate their vision through character, image, and story for the stage.

REQUIRED TEXTS:

The Playwright’s Guidebook, by Stuart Spencer

Writing Dialogue for Scripts, by Rib Davis

a variety plays via eLearning

COURSE REQUIREMENTS/EVALUATION CRITERIA:

Course exercises and the completion of either a draft of a full-length play or completed one-act play.

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