Course Abstract Details

THTR-137, Script Analysis

Credits: 3

Course Description

THTR-137, Script Analysis, studies play texts, from page to stage, with emphasis on critical analysis of structure, genre, theme, style, character, language, dramatic event, and point of view of the actor, director, critic, and audience. Students will also be introduced to theatre research methods. Prerequisite: exemption/completion of READ-099 and ENG-097, or permission of the program coordinator. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. GENERAL EDUCATION Offered Spring and Fall terms.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

COURSE OBJECTIVES: Students will be able to?  

1. Analyze the dramatic script as the primary source of information for theatrical performance. (GE 2, 5, PG 1, 3, 4, 5) 

2. Identify a system of analyzing and evaluating a variety of scripts in terms of their theatrical requirements and their aesthetic qualities. (GE 5, PG 1, 3) 

3. Assess the structure of dramatic scripts for a greater understanding of how to interpret these scripts for the stage. (GE 5, PG 1, 3) 

4. Compare structures from different plays. (PG 1) 

5. Identify themes and meanings revealed in dramatic scripts. (GE 5, PG 4) 

6. Assess how play structure and purpose has developed throughout history. (PG 1, 2) 

7. Apply the role of secondary research as a tool of the analysis and interpretation of scripts. (PG 3, 5) 

8. Identify contemporary information resources (both electronic and print), and to the principles of evaluation and using the information effectively. (GE 4, PG 5) 

9. Demonstrate both written and orally an understanding of dramatic literature, the requirements of production, and the experience of performance. (GE 1, 5, PG 1, 3) 

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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