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Writing History

THEA 289
Spring 2017
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: ENGL 330
Certificates: Writing

This course is an intermediate-level playwriting workshop. We will examine plays that use different dramaturgical strategies to grapple with, question, and invigorate the historical record, including Miller's The Crucible, Jacob Jenkins's An Octaroon, Miranda's Hamilton, and Shakespeare's histories. We will then write original plays that spring from, react to, and grapple with the past as it's been told and hidden from telling. In addition to numerous short exercises, students will research and write a 40-page history play.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA THEA
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: [THEA199 or ENGL269]
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (THEA)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

Last Updated on FEB-01-2023
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