THTR2120 – Script Analysis pdf

Credits: 3 (3/0/0)
Description: Meets MnTC Goal Area 6. In this course, students will analyze play scripts to discover production and performance values and aesthetics. Students will read a variety of plays from different periods and styles from the point of view of actor, director, designer or critic.
Prerequisites: (None)
Corequisites: (None)
  1. Identify literary terms used in the reading and analysis in dramatic theatre.
  2. Describe how text contributes to atmosphere, theme, style and mood in play productions and enriches the meaning of drama.
  3. Create a written critical analysis response on structure, character, theme, dialogue and genre of play scripts.
  4. Analyze plays from the perspective of the technical and artistic theatre personnel preparing for the production process.
  5. Interpret the relationship between play script themes and how they can be visualized through theatrical design.
  6. Compare and contrast a variety of scripts for themes, characters and environments.
  7. Identify play structure and theory.
  8. Generate an informed personal reaction to dramatic text in a theatrical production.
  9. Compare major historical, cultural, philosophical and stylistic differences in play scripts.
MnTC goal areas:
  • (6) The Humanities and Fine Arts

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