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21M.604 Playwriting I, Spring 2005

Photograph of a woman reading a script.
Playwrights often read their work out loud to check that each character has a distinct voice. (Image courtesy of flickr.com as posted by Dalydose.)

Highlights of this Course

This course features a complete set of readings and a selection of student projects.

Course Description

This class introduces the craft of writing for the theater. Through weekly assignments, in class writing exercises, and work on a sustained piece, students explore scene structure, action, events, voice, and dialogue. We examine produced playscripts and discuss student work. This class's emphasis is on process, risk-taking, and finding one's own voice and vision.
 

Staff

Instructor:
Laura Harrington

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
One session / week
3 hours / session

Level

Undergraduate

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