Playwriting

Eric C. Schwerer, Playwriting, Fall 2015

Course Description

A beginning course in writing for the stage. Starting with short scenes, students will work toward understanding the craft and art of constructing theater stories to be performed by actors. The final project will be a one-act play. Throughout there will be emphasis on the stage effectiveness of the writing and opportunity for informal performance of student scripts. Cross-listed as THEA 1765. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0004 or ENGCMP 0006.

Required Texts:

none

Syllabus: 

Eric C. Schwerer, Playwriting, Fall 2014

Course Description

A beginning course in writing for the stage. Starting with short scenes, students will work toward understanding the craft and art of constructing theater stories to be performed by actors. The final project will be a one-act play. Throughout there will be emphasis on the stage effectiveness of the writing and opportunity for informal performance of student scripts. Cross-listed as THEA 1765. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0004 or ENGCMP 0006.

Required Texts:

-7.5”x 9.5” Mead Composition Book (70 to 100 sheets [140 to 200 pages]), or something similar
-5-or-so binder clips

Syllabus: 

Eric C. Schwerer, Playwriting, Fall 2013

Course Description

A beginning course in writing for the stage. Starting with short scenes, students will work toward understanding the craft and art of constructing theater stories to be performed by actors. The final project will be a one-act play. Throughout there will be emphasis on the stage effectiveness of the writing and opportunity for informal performance of student scripts. Cross-listed as THEA 1765. Prerequisite: ENGCMP 0004 or ENGCMP 0006.

Required Texts:

• Backwards and Forwards, David Ball
• @pitt.edu email account that can receive large (13.0 MG) .pdf files from my email address
• ability to print over 200 pages of material
• 7.5”x 9.5” Mead Composition Book (70 to 100 sheets [140 to 200 pages]), or something similar
• 5-or-so binder clips

Syllabus: 
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