21M.710 Script Analysis

As taught in: Fall 2005

Photograph of a page from a theatrical script.

A page from the script of "When Harry Met Sally." (Image courtesy of mmmazzoni on Flickr.)

Level:

Undergraduate

Instructors:

Michael Ouellette

Course Description

This class 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. Students discuss the consequences of those options for production.