Adaptations and Imitations

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Adaptations and Imitations

Spring 2020

Taught By: Elana Greenfield

Section: A

CRN: 7000

Credits: 4

This upper-level playwriting course focuses on techniques of adaptation and the aesthetics of imitation (the highest form of flattery, it is said) in writing for theater. Through individual and collaborative work, students explore the writing process in adapting a work for the stage while considering the elements of drama, the psychology of human perception, and approaches to expressing challenging and complex themes. In addition to regular exercises and assignments to be read and discussed in class, students read a wide range of classic and contemporary plays as well as excerpts from historical works (such as Scott Anderson's "Lawrence in Arabia") and short fiction (such as Isabelle Eberhardt's "The Oblivion Seekers"). This course fulfills the intermediate-level requirement for Writing concentrators pursuing playwriting as a secondary genre. Prerequisite: LTHR 2009: Introduction to Playwriting or permission of the instructor. This upper-level course is restricted to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 14

Add/Drop Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 12, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:16pm 2/28/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:40pm

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 258

Date Range: 1/21/2020 - 5/7/2020