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Fall 2016

ENG 123
PLAYWRITING: Fall 2016

Instructors: Catherine Filloux
Credits: 4.0
CRN: 24644
Prerequisites: None
Location: TODD 202F
Day and Time: Monday 12:30pm - 3:15pm
First Class: Monday, September 12
Last Class: Monday, December 12
Note: Class meets in Todd 202F

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Not unlike the essay or laboratory experiment, a play is a tool that allows the curious mind to develop, test, and rethink ideas, and to grapple with significant issues (both public and private) in live, three-dimensional space. Playwriting introduces the beginning writer interested in exploring the discipline of live performance (and the seasoned writer wishing to develop his/her craft) to the exciting world of writing for the stage. Each semester, students in this course get the chance to study with a different, award-winning guest playwright. In so doing, they get to experience instruction and guidance under the tutelage of some of the most exciting voices working professionally in the American theatre.