Fall 2012 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Riccio, Thomas
Discipline and Number
DRAM 3342 Section 501
M Time 7:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Course Title
Play Structure and Analysis

Description of Course:

This course introduces students to reading and writing about plays in the context of play structure and analysis. Engaging with plays from a variety of authors and styles, the course will develop students’ ability to read plays closely while analyzing structure, theme, context, through a variety of interpretive perspectives.

Required Texts:

Conversations with Anne, TCG Press

Ruined, by Lynn Notage, TCG Press

Human Festival 2011: The Complete Plays, Playscripts

Civil War Christmas, by Paula Vogel

Title and Deed, by Will Eno, Oberon Books

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

5 short writing assignments designed to hone students’ emergent critical voices.

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