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THTR2120 – Script Analysis pdf

Credits: 3 (3/0/0)
Description: Meets MnTC Goal Area 6. Coursework in this content area will develop a student's knowledge of dramatic literature from varying eras and cultures and literary elements as they are used in drama, such as plot structure, genre, subtext, conflict, etc. Students will use analytical approaches to drama as text and performance. Students will explore the cultural and historical context of selected dramatic literature and the role of drama as a cultural, historical, political or personal artifact. Students will engage in critical writing in response to drama and explore the elements of production for selected plays.
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
  1. Use appropriate theatre terminology to analyze a script to identify elements such as genre, conflict, plot structure, units/beats, subtext, theme, style, social context, etc. through oral and/or written responses.
  2. Describe how theatre conventions and the social and historical context of drama are shaped by the culture and time in which it was written.
  3. Analyze and interpret plays from diverse cultures and time periods using different perspectives, such as actor, designer or director.
  4. Read or view a play and use appropriate theatre terminology to express an informed personal, critical reaction to the text or to the particular elements of a specific production, including its classification of dramatic structure, genre and style as well as the ways in which the performers and designers may have interpreted the playwright's intent.
MnTC goal areas:
  • 6. The Humanities and Fine Arts

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