TH 275 Introduction to Playwriting
Content: Introduction to dramatic writing. Examination of dramatic action, dialogue, characterization, and structure; emphasis on writing for the stage. Reading assignments from classical, modern, and contemporary plays as well as from commentaries on the playwright's art, Aristotle to the present. Students write scenes and exercises throughout the semester, culminating in a final project.
Usually offered: Alternate Years, fall semester.
Semester credits: 4.