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Adaptation

ENGL 256.402
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Sector 1: Theory and Poetics of the Standard Major

This course explores playwrights, directors, and theatre companies who have adapted non-dramatic material (narrative fiction, non-fiction, journalism, political science, science, philosophy, etc.) into dramatic form, using a variety of dramatic and theatrical techniques:  retaining or not retaining the narrative voice, the source material's point of view; incorporating music, film, and other visual media, etc.  In addition to studying exemplary scripts and performances, the members of the course will select and dramatize a piece of non-dramatic material of their own, which will then be performed this summer at the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival by students in the class participating in the Theatre Arts Program’s “Edinburgh Project.”