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DRMA 241 Playwriting II • 5 Cr.


More advanced work in the art and craft of writing plays. Students will work on at least 20 pages of a one act or full length play. Through written exercises, readings and discussions, students will share their work and actively participate in a workshop process for the playwright. Prerequisite: DRMA 141 or permission of instructor. Recommended: P lacement in ENGL& 101.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • • Apply understanding of a variety of genres by writing within a number of theatrical structures
  • • Synthesize a deeper understanding of pacing and rhythm in plays and scenes
  • • Create believable characters through dialogue, relationship and super objective
  • • Analyze words, scenes, plots and themes for sustained tension
  • • Critique, revise, and edit works in progress including work on a full length play
  • Critically evaluate a live play using the skills and tools of the playwright.

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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
Work: (425) 564-1000