2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    Aug 09, 2022  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

FPAR 205H - Writing/Performing The 10-Minute Play

Credits: Four (4)
Prerequisite: Membership in Bascom Honors Program
“The lunatic, the lover and the poet are of imagination all compact.” Add the playwright and the actor to Shakespeare’s list. In this course, student playwrights mine imagination and experience for characters and plots they then polish on stage. Students write three plays and act in one or more plays in each of two public performances. Through acting exercises, they sharpen their performance skills and find inspiration for plots and characters. “In a minute there is time for decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse.” And 10 minutes, lovingly crafted and gamely acted, puts on stage all this “little O, the earth.” Read some of the 10-minute plays students have written at http://accweb.itr.maryville.edu/schwartz/10-minute%20play%20scripts.htm