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DRAM 120: Play Analysis

DRAM 120 is the first course in the major and the minor in dramatic art. It emphasizes development of the skill to analyze plays for academic and production purposes through the intensive study of representative plays. This course is designed to hone your skill in understanding how plays work, essential knowledge for theatre practitioners, but illuminating for any spectator or reader of drama. The ultimate goal is to develop the capacity to look at any play and get to know it on its own terms before bringing the power of interpretation to take the script from 'page to stage.' We will study intensely five classics of the Western dramatic canon'Oedipus Rex, Hamlet, The Glass Menagerie, The Cherry Orchard, and The Importance of Being Earnest, using these texts to help us peer more deeply into the principles of dramatic storytelling. Students will choose one of two modern plays and apply the skills learned to an individual project that involves both critical analysis and creative interpretation.

Required Materials

How I Learned to Drive; ISBN: 9780822216230; Author: Vogel; Year: 1998 The Norton Anthology of Drama: Shorter Edition; ISBN: 9780393923407; Author: Gainor, Garner, and Puchner; Edition: 2nd; Year: 2014

Format

Semester-Based

Course Type

Online

Institution

UNC Chapel Hill

Status

Opened

Semester

All summer 2019

Instructor

Mark Perry

Department

Dramatic Art

Credit Hours

3