Fall 2009

Staging Drama

Listed in: Theater and Dance, as THDA-45


Michael Birtwistle (Section 01)


One of two studio courses in the theory and process of realizing a previously written play on the stage. This course will examine directing Tragedy and other serious dramatic forms, through dramaturgical analysis and workshop staging of plays by such playwrights as Euripides, Calderon, Anton Chekhov, Harold Pinter, Sam Shepard, August Wilson, Constance Congdon and Charles Mee. Class sessions will focus on staging scenes, developing narrative skills, working with actors and evolving production schemes.

Requisites: Theater and Dance 12 and Theater and Dance 11 or 13, or consent of the instructor.  Fall semester.  Professor Emeritus Birtwistle.


Artistic practice


2015-16: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2013