THEA 021A. Production Dramaturgy
This course will investigate a tripartite nature of dramaturgy as it is currently regarded and practiced in American theater. Structural dramaturgy: tragedy, comedy, melodrama, farce, the well-made play, and modern departures thereof. Production dramaturgy: collaborative process, methods and strategies for historical research, note taking, script editing, and adaptation. Institutional dramaturgy: script evaluation, season planning, mission statements, grant proposals, marketing and audience outreach. Through readings, discussions, writing assignments, and engagement with campus productions (and perhaps area productions), students will sidestep the deathless-and deadly-question, “What is a dramaturg?” to focus on how dramaturgs think and what they do with what they know.
Prerequisite: THEA 001 helpful but not required.
0.5 - 1 credit.
Catalog chapter: Theater
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/department-theater
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