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Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: School of Writing
Department: Writing Program
Course Number: NWRW 3702
Course Format: Seminar
Permission Required: No
An introduction to the basics of drama, including story, character, conflict, scene construction, and overall plotting. Students also consider issues such as drama as metaphor, realities of staging, and production problems. The course is geared to the theatrical experience of each student, with readings and writing exercises suggested when appropriate. Feedback from classmates approximates an audience experience, and the instructor provides detailed responses to all work submitted. Students should expect to complete at least 20 pages of script by the end of the course.