THEA 280: Beginning Playwriting

Credits 3 Lecture Hours 3
The course introduces structure, guidelines, and format of the monologue and short play; beginning with the conception of an idea, followed by effective outlining and research techniques, subsequent drafts, and the final product in a polished monologue and short play.

Credit for ENG 100.

Course Outcomes
  • Analyze the theme, plot-structure, historical context, political and/or cultural commentary and influence on later works of three to five plays.
  • Write monologues and scenes.
  • Write a complete short play (one or two acts).