Playwriting I

Photograph of a woman reading a script.

Playwrights often read their work out loud to check that each character has a distinct voice. (Image by Dalydose on flickr.com.)

Instructor(s)

MIT Course Number

21M.604

As Taught In

Spring 2005

Level

Undergraduate

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Course Description

This class introduces the craft of writing for the theater. Through weekly assignments, in class writing exercises, and work on a sustained piece, students explore scene structure, action, events, voice, and dialogue. We examine produced playscripts and discuss student work. This class's emphasis is on process, risk-taking, and finding one's own voice and vision.

Harrington, Laura. 21M.604 Playwriting I, Spring 2005. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/music-and-theater-arts/21m-604-playwriting-i-spring-2005 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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