TDRU

2407

Foundations of Playwrighting

School of Drama: Dramatic Arts

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Majors Only

Foundations of Playwriting

Spring 2021

Taught By: Laura Censabella

Section: A

CRN: 9129

Credits: 3

This class offers you an introduction to the principles of dramatic writing with specific focus on the fundamental dramaturgical elements including character, objective, situation, conflict, dramatic stakes (with particular reference to Aristotle’s “The Poetics”), as well as dialogue and moment-to-moment emotional authenticity. The instructor will lead the class through a series of exercises designed to leverage and sharpen our innate sense of drama, narrative and emotional connection to craft and develop well-constructed scenes. The final project for this course will be an original 10-minute play utilizing the examined dramaturgical components.

College: School of Drama (DR)

Department: Dramatic Arts (TDRM)

Campus: Online (DL)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 1, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 13, 2021 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* 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: 1:26am 11/26/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 10:00am - 11:15am

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/19/2021 - 5/10/2021

Foundations of Playwriting

Fall 2020

Taught By: Laura Censabella

Section: A

CRN: 9816

Credits: 3

This class offers you an introduction to the principles of dramatic writing with specific focus on the fundamental dramaturgical elements including character, objective, situation, conflict, dramatic stakes (with particular reference to Aristotle’s “The Poetics”), as well as dialogue and moment-to-moment emotional authenticity. The instructor will lead the class through a series of exercises designed to leverage and sharpen our innate sense of drama, narrative and emotional connection to craft and develop well-constructed scenes. The final project for this course will be an original 10-minute play utilizing the examined dramaturgical components.

College: School of Drama (DR)

Department: Dramatic Arts (TDRM)

Campus: Online (DL)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

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: 1:25am 11/26/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 2:00pm - 3:15pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 8/31/2020 - 12/19/2020