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ENGL 3607.401
also offered as: THAR 1115
TR 10:15-11:45am

This course is designed to explore the techniques and practices of adaptation in order to transform stories not originally written for the stage into plays. We will reimagine material from other media, considering how the original author’s intent intersects with a student’s own artistic voice. Through reading and writing exercises, we will focus on themes, characters, setting, as well as theatricality, and better understand the value of transferring ideas from the page to the stage. Students will investigate what makes a story stage worthy as they work to create a short play from source material of their choosing.

English Major Requirements
English Concentration Attributes
College Attributes
Additional Attributes