ENGL379M - Special Topics in Literature; British Plays in Performance
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This is a class in acting, directing, and dramaturgy.
 
Learn a new approach to the history of drama, by actually putting on 5 plays --one every three weeks-- on the Ulrich stage in Tawes Hall.  It's one thing to read a play for a class, but quite another to act it out, up on your hind legs on stage. 
 
Since 2001 loads of people have broadened their intellectual horizons with this course. In ordinary literature courses you learn to ask “What does this character want.” In 379M, you’ll learn how to make those desires palpable with your voice and your body. You can never understand Macbeth or Willy Loman so much as when you also try to portray them on stage.
 
This is a small class, usually about 15 people. We actually become a little acting company, in which rehearsal is a sacred space, where brave actors learn from each other. This is your chance to be a star and a scholar. 
 
Class times, M 3:30 to 6:15.
Rehearsal every third week, Mon. 6:00 to 6:00 and Tues. 6 to 8.
Performance every third Weds: 4:30 to 6:30.
Prerequisites: 

Students must have satisfied their Academic Writing Requirement (ENGL101).