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HNRS 341.501 - Dr. Jack Bushnel

Leaving it All on Stage: The Power of Dramatic Writing

This course will explore the transformative power of art through the medium of dramatic writing. We will read and watch (or listen to) a variety of plays by a diverse group of the best, award-winning playwrights working today. The class will dig deep into scripts, analyzing the choices made by the writers, focusing on how they use language to create visual, narrative, dramatic expressions of the human condition. Students will read scenes aloud in class, putting themselves in the souls and hearts of the characters.