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THEA 4363. Dramatic Theory & Criticism. 3 Hours.

Students study the principles of various styles and periods of dramaturgy, involving a history of criticism from Aristotle to the present. Representative plays are analyzed for theme, structure, characterization, and dialogue with a view to their influences on contemporary theatre. Emphasis is placed on written student criticism and evaluation of plays.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302.