Course Code: 
THTR 211
Course Period: 
Autumn
Course Type: 
Area Elective
P: 
3
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
4
Course Language: 
İngilizce
Course Objectives: 
The course is designed to enable students to interpret texts, playwrights and periods in the light of the contemporary theories by analyzing the plays they will be working on. They will experience how can a dramaturge utilize the theater theory and history to give meaning to a theater production.
Course Content: 

During the course, the dramaturgical folders of the department’s productions will be prepared by means of practical studies. Thus, the students will be acting as the dramaturgy group of the department’s productions on the basis of group-studies.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion, 4: Case Study
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Homework, B: Presentation

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
Gain the ability of defining the dynamics in different editting plays via an analytic perspective. 4 A-B 1-2-3-4

 

Course Flow

Week Topics Study Materials
1 What is dramaturgy? Definitions and Functions. “Enter Dramaturgs” by Bert Cordullo
2 The First Dramaturgist: Aristoteles Poetica by Aristoteles
3 History of Dramaturgy: French Classicism. The Hamburg Dramaturgy and Gotthold Lessing “Lessing, Jugglers, and Dramaturgs” by Joel Schechter, “Gotthold Lessing and the Hamburg Dramaturgy by Mary Luckhurst.
4 Dramaturgy in Europe “The role of the Dramaturg in European Theatre” by Martin Esslin.
5 Modern Dramaturgy and Bertolt Brecht “Bertolt Brecht: The Theory and Practice of the dramaturg” by Mary Luckhurst and “Bertolt Brecht as Dramaturg” by Russell E. Brown.
6 Dramaturgy Today “Dramaturgy in two senses: Towards a Theory and Some Working Principles of New-Play Dramaturgy” by Art Borreca.  

“Yeni Dramaturgi Anlayışı”, Esen Çamurdan.

7 Midterm

 

 
8 Dramaturgy in Turkey “Türkiye’deki Uygulamalar” by Esen Çamurdan, “Dramaturginin Tiyatromuzun Gelişmesi Açısından Önemi” by Zehra İpşiroğlu.
9 Practices I: Reading the play The play chosen for the year
10 Practices II: Characters and Persons  
11 Practices III: Dialogue  
12 Practices IV: Plot, action, and actor’s body  
13 Practices V: Spaces.  
14 Practices VI: Culture and Interpretation. Overview  

 

Recommended Sources

Textbook
  1. What is Dramaturgy? Ed.by Bert Cardullo. New York: American University Studies, 2009.
  2. Studying Plays, Mick Wallis and Simon Shepherd. London: Arnold, 1998.
  3. Dramaturgy: A Revolution in Theatre, Mary Luckhurst. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Additional Resources
  1. Tiyatroda Düşünsellik, Zehra İpşiroğlu. Istanbul: Mitos-Boyut, 195.
  2. Çağdaş Tiyatro ve Dramaturgi, Esen Çamurdan. Mitos-Boyut, 1996.  

 

Material Sharing

Documents  
Assignments  
Exams  

 

Assessment

IN-TERM STUDIES NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Mid-term 1 30
Assignments 5 70
Total   100
CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE   40
CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE   60
Total   100

 

 

COURSE CATEGORY Expertise/Field Courses

 

Course’s Contribution to Program

No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 The ability of interacting of the human kind with social, economic, political and especially the cultural heritage     *    
2 The ability of recognizing historical heritage and experience in the field of drama and acting,and approaching, interpreting and using critically this heritage and experience     *    
3 The ability of creating creative idea, project,show, performance etc.in the field of drama and acting.       *  
4 The ability of examining social relationships and the norms that are leading the serelationships with a critical approach and improving such suggestions as human and society-centered, cultural sensitive project, show, performance etc.     *    
5 The ability of defining the process of artistic creation in the field of drama and acting, describing this process orally or written in detail         *
6 The ability of using absorbed knowledge and skills in the period of implementation in interdisciplinary works   *      
7 The ability of interpreting the material handled by relating between the acquired knowledge and experiences       *  
8 The ability of having absolute sovereignty of his instruments as the voice and body in the field of acting          
9 The ability of seeing, defining the relationship between his way of thinking, spiritual World and society’s way of thinking and perception, and imroving the expression of his intrument by making use of these          
10 The ability of transferring the designs /projects by using principles and developments of the contemporary acting and drama in the field of drama and acting to the performance of acting. *        

 

ECTS

Activities Quantity Duration
(Hour)
Total
Workload
(Hour)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 14x Total course hours) 14 3 42
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 12 1 12
Homeworks 1 3 3
Presentation 0 0 0
Midterm 0 0 0
Final Exam 1 3 3
Total Work Load     60
Total Work Load / 30 (h)     2