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Rescripting America for the Stage

THEA 221
Spring 2016
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: AMST 295
Certificates: Writing

This is a writing course for students interested in the study and practice of adapting texts for performance from a variety of source materials related to all forms of American Culture from the revolution to hip-hop. Initially our primary source material for adaptation will be Herman Melville's "Confidence Man." We will examine a range of performance texts adapted from non-theatrical sources, including Lin-Manuel Miranda's "Hamilton" and Dario Fo's subversive re-write of Columbus' voyages, "Johan Padan and the Discovery of the Americas." Ancient Greek drama will also be studied for its dramatic structure and for its significance as a source for American adaptations like Lee Breuer's "Gospel at Colonus." This course counts as a workshop and techniques course for the Writing Certificate.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA THEA
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(CWRC)(THEA)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

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