Script Analysis

The heads of two people peek out from the top of garbage bins.

A scene from MIT Dramashop's production of "Endgame." (Photo taken by Ian Martin. Courtesy of MIT Dramashop.)


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Fall 2011



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Course Description

This course focuses on reading a script theatrically with a view to mounting a coherent production. Through careful, intensive reading of a variety of plays from different periods and different aesthetics, a pattern emerges for discerning what options exist for interpretating a script.

The Fall 2005 version of this course contains alternate readings and assignments sections.

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Alan Brody. 21M.710 Script Analysis, Fall 2011. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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