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Introduction to Drama

Drama combines the literary arts of storytelling and poetry with the world of live performance.As a form of ritual as well as entertainment, drama has served to unite communities and challenge social norms, to vitalize and disturb its audiences.In order to understand this rich art form more fully, we will study and discuss a sampling of plays that exemplify different kinds of dramatic structure; class members will also participate in, attend, and review dramatic performances.

Start Date: Sep 01, 2004 Topics: General Art, Drama
Cost: Free

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Drama combines the literary arts of storytelling and poetry with the world of live performance.As a form of ritual as well as entertainment, drama has served to unite communities and challenge social norms, to vitalize and disturb its audiences.In order to understand this rich art form more fully, we will study and discuss a sampling of plays that exemplify different kinds of dramatic structure; class members will also participate in, attend, and review dramatic performances.

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  • Dates: Sep 01, 2004 to Dec 20, 2004
  • Days of the Week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Level of Difficulty: Beginner
  • Size: Massive Open Online Course
  • Instructor: Prof. Diana Henderson
  • Cost: Free
  • Institution: MIT OCW
  • Topics: General Art, Drama

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About MIT OCW: MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.

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