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Dramatic Structure and Analysis
STRCT & ANALYS
CLASS CODE: TA 116 CREDITS:  2
DIVISION: PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS
DEPARTMENT: THEATRE
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Fundamentals of play analysis and dramatic theory. Recommended to be completed before Sophomore year.
DESCRIPTION: Fundamentals of play analysis and dramatic theory for directors, designers and actors.
TOPICS: Foundations of plot, given circumstances, background story, physical action, psychological action, progressions, structure, character, idea, dialogue, tempo/rhythm/
mood, style of the play
OBJECTIVES: Develop the ability to identify, define and discuss the basic structural elements of plays selected from world drama.
Develop and articulate personal criteria for understanding the basic dramatic potential of any play.
Refine the ability to analyze written and/or performed plays based on their own criteria for what constitutes a high-quality playscript.
REQUIREMENTS: Read twelve plays (ten required and two of their own choosing) and create a written analysis for each play based on the course topics. A thirteenth play will serve as the basis for an oral analytical presentation.
Attend two BYU-Idaho theatrical productions and evaluate them in writing.
PREREQUISITES:
OTHER: TA 116 is required for students with an emphasis in Theatre or Technical Theatre. Recommended to be completed before Sophomore year.
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 1989