Course Information

Exploring Drama

Course ID: ENGL 272 (WI)
School:Arts and Sciences, College of
Program: English
Credit Hours: 3

Course Description

n this course we will explore the components of drama by examining the adaptation of several plays into the medium of film. We will read, discuss, and write about plays from different time periods and in different genres, including drama, comedy, and musical. All of these plays represent the relationships and complex emotions of human beings as individuals, as family members, and as members of society. We will begin by reading and discussing each of the original stage plays and then viewing the film into which it was adapted. When possible, we will view videos of the plays performed on stage. Applying theory of adaptation, we will think about how transference from the stage to the screen changes dramatization. How do the director, adaptor, screen actors, and the medium of film itself alter the vision of the original work? Students will be asked to write three short analytical papers and a take-home final. This course fulfills a Writing Intensive requirement.


This is a writing intensive class. A grade of C- or better in UCWR 110 is required to enroll.

Course Offering

Session Day Time Instructor Location
B Tue, Wed, Thurs 1:10PM - 3:20PM Kessel LSC

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