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Translation/Adaptation
THEA 321
Fall 2012
Section: 01  

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.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA THEA
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (THEA)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

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