Theatre and Drama | Directing III: Style
T443 | 4598 | Jensen, H
T443 – Directing III
P: T442 or permission of instructor
At least junior standing
May be taken for graduate credit
The purpose of the course is to investigate methods of directing
scripts of different periods and styles, with special attention
given to overall concept.
The directing of three fifteen minute scenes forms the major work of
the course. Each student directs a Shakespeare scene from either
Hamlet or Romeo and Juliet, a Comedy of Manners scene from either
Coward’s Private Lives or Wilde’s The importance of being earnest,
and a scene from any Sam Shepard play. Each scene is presented to
the class at least twice for both written and oral critique.
Directing students are responsible for finding and casting actors
for their scenes. Rehearsals must take place outside of class time.