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PAPE 275 Advanced Play Structure and Style for the BA Actor

Course Description: This course provides a deep investigation of the structure of plays, scenes, and monologues from different periods and styles. Students compare structures and learn to recognize the various styles of playwriting by author and time period. This examination extends to style relative to cultures and content. Students learn to do a very close reading of a text that uncovers and identifies dramatic action, through line, character motivation, and thematic meanings; to examine the world of the play-the given Circumstances-including the relevant cultural, political, historical, religious, and ethnic contexts.

Course Rotation: Fall.


2 credits