WRITING THE MUSICAL BOOK

THEATRST 216S

Study and create the dramatic text of musical theater, the book that creates characters, structure, and narrative thrust. Course starts with grounding in the basics of text-writing by studying outstanding examples of bookwriting, from Arthur Laurents Gypsy to Brian Yorkey s Pulitzer-winning Next To Normal. Students write a series of short scenes (5-10 pages) to be read aloud and critiqued in class, with ultimate goal of completing an original or adapted book for a one-act musical (30-60 pages.) Instructor: Bell, Rogers

Synopsis

Day/Time

M 03:05 PM-05:35 PM

Location

Bryan Center 128

Instructor

Bell, Neal