January 24, 2011

Spring class to explore structure and framework

Budding Playwrights, Unite!

Having a great idea for a play or a script is one thing, but without a structure or framework for writing, it's like building a house without plans. Western Nevada College is offering a three-credit spring term class in "Play Structure & Analysis" Mondays and Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (THTR 199, call #12597, $224.25).

The course will be taught by Dr. Ursula Carlson, who says, "Structure is the underpinning and framework that holds up a building; it's the pattern a seamstress uses to make a dress; it's the arrangement of trees, plants and flowers that make a garden or park.

"Dramatic structure holds the key to the play's meaning. Its speech is implicit, and if we are aware of how a play is structured, we have a better understanding of the art that went into the writing of it."

Through interpretation and adaptation, a performer can bring greater depth to a role if he or she understands the playwright's mind and vision, Carlson said.

For more information about the class, contact Carlson at ucarlson@wnc.edu, 445-4269.

Online registration continues for spring classes, which begin Monday, Jan. 24.

Press Release: December 14, 2010

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