This is a writing course for students interested in the study and practice of adapting texts for performance from a variety of source materials. The primary source material for adaptation will be Dante's INFERNO that is itself adapted from numerous sources including the Bible, political feuds, classical myths, and contemporary scandals. We will examine other performance texts adapted from unusual sources, including the South African satire of Apartheid--Woza Albert. Ancient Greek drama will also be studied for its dramatic structure and for its significance as both a source and product of adaptation that is endowed with new meaning in whatever era it is reimagined. Students will write their own short adaptations of scenes from these texts in weekly writing assignments before creating a final project, an adaptation of any source material they choose.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
THE INFERNO by Dante Alighieri translated by Durling & Martinez
OEDIPUS REX by Sophocles
WOZA ALBERT by Mbongeni Ngema , Percy Mtwa and Barney Simon
|Examination and Assignments: |
Weekly writing assignments of short scenes and a final script adapted from a source of the student┐s choice.
|Instructor(s): Jenkins,Ronald S. Times: ..T.R.. 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: TST101; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 12||SR major: 3||JR major: 3|| || |
|Seats Available: 7||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 3||SO: 0||FR: 0|