Fall 2016 not offered
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 nontheatrical sources, including Lin-Manuel Miranda's "Hamilton" and Dario Fo's subversive rewrite 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.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(CWRC)(THEA)
The Inferno by Dante
The Resurrection of Lazarus by Dario Fo
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Weekly writing assignments of short scenes and a final script adapted from a source of the student's choice.