An upper level writing course that focuses on specific elements or forms within a genre of dramatic writing. Offerings might include The One Act Play, The Dramatic Monologue, The Short Film Script, Advanced Screenwriting or Advanced Playwriting. Prerequisite: ENG 201.
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Fall Semester informationHeather McDonald
343A: DramaticTps:Playwriting, Locate the Ache
Playwrights are builders of worlds. Through a series of playful and inspiring writing exercises, we will focus our attention on the craft of making plays. Through developing a daily writing practice, we will awaken our senses to notice the world, the people around us, and their stories. The heart of the course will be our work to locate the ache at the center of a story, at the core of a character, and in the heart of you, the writer. Our texts for both inspiration and craft will be drawn from writers who write about writing and a range of contemporary playwrights.