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Fall 2013 Course Descriptions

English 4764 Play Writing

Section 001       CRN 95788
Knight
Play Writing     1530-1645 TR

In a letter to his brother Alexander on April 11, 1889, Anton Chekhov wrote, "Try to be original in your play and as clever as possible; but don't be afraid to show yourself foolish; we must have freedom of thinking, and only he is an imancipated thinker who is not afraid to write foolish things." In this intermediate playwriting class, we will have freedom of thinking, and we will not be afraid to show ourselves foolish and write foolish things. We will play theatre games, read plays, and attend local theatre productions, all in the hopes of writing original, clever plays. (Group 5)