Spring 2010

Directing Comedy

Listed in: Theater and Dance, as THDA-48

Faculty

Michael Birtwistle (Section 01)

Description

One of two studio courses in the theory and process of realizing a previously written play on the stage. This course will experiment with methods of staging farce and comedy through dramaturgical analysis and workshop staging of texts chosen from such playwrights as Moliere, Carlo Goldoni, Richard Brinsley Sherridan, Georges Feydeau, Tom Stoppard, and Christopher Durang. Class sessions will focus on staging scenes, working with actors to discover the comic material inherent in written texts and clarifying the playwright’s intent.

Requisite: Two of the following three courses--Theater and Dance 11, 12 or 13. Spring semester.  Professor Emeritus Birtwistle.

Keywords

Artistic practice, Writing attentive

Offerings

2013-14: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2010
 

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