First-year Seminar:


Class meets Monday, Wednesday 2:45PM - 04:00PM

Samia 215

Final Exam:

Friday, December 18, 11:00 - 1:30

Zoom ID#: 373 879 3171

Professor Richard W. Chambers

Office: Sawyer 1228

Office Hours: By Appointment



Phone: 617-305-1722 (better to email me)     

Course Prerequisites: None

Credits: 4

Course Description:

This writing and script analysis intensive course will explore plays across a range of styles. We will study the scripts of several new plays and will view performances of those works or readings by playwrights and actors via zoom. Other activities may include conversations with theatre professionals, such as producers, directors, actors, designers, playwrights and critics, in order to lift the script off the page and provide a living experience of theatre.

Health and Safety:

This course is taught in Boston Hybrid mode, which means that students may access it both online and face to face. In the current situation, we must keep each other safe. Your cooperation with and adherence to state, local, and university health guidelines is essential and required. Students are expected to follow face covering requirements at all times when on campus. If a student refuses to comply with the policy, noncompliance will fall under the Community Standards and Student Affairs will consider appropriate disciplinary action. Eating and drinking are not permitted in classrooms.

The Playwright and the Stage