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Directing the 20th Century: From Chekhov to Churchill

Intermediate—Year

This class will focus on directing plays in the 20th-century canon, covering a range of styles and content. It will cover the whole journey of directing a play, with a strong emphasis on practical work. Students will be required to bring in design research for plays and to direct scenes from the plays, both of which they will present to the class for critique. The class will focus on how to use the text to inform the choices made by the director. Plays on the syllabus include The Three Sisters, Our Town, Top Girls, The Glass Menagerie, and Angels in America: Millennium Approaches. This class meets twice a week.