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Theatre (THEA)

THEA 200 Script Analysis (2) An introduction to script analysis for theatre majors, which focus on full text analysis as a foundation for area specific analysis. Two styles of analysis (contextual and structural) are studied.

THEA 200 Script Analysis (2)

THEA 200 is a course designed to teach theatre majors and minors the art and craft of understanding play texts. The course begins by exploring the nature and means of transmitting meaning through theatre texts. Discourse theory and contextual analysis are applied to at least two examples of American realism. The second method of analysis is a structuralism approach that will also be applied to at least two examples of American realism. The third area of study is the application of historicism and structuralism to non-realistic scripts.

Students will work individually and in small groups to create written and oral presentations of their analyses. The course is designed to teach through practice and application of methods to a variety of types of scripts written for the theatre.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: THEA 100 orTHEA 105

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.