The first One-Act Play we will be studying is “Recklessness” by Eugene O’Neill. Please have this play read by Sept 18th (MW) / 19th (TTH). Print a copy for yourself, and make sure to bring it to class.
We will talk about plot arc, character types, and story type (as discussed in the handouts for Week 2). We will also discuss the concepts of motivation, dramatic conflict, and suspense.. I’ll introduce those ideas in the abstract and we’ll discuss the play in terms of these ideas. We’ll also do some dramatic reading of the play in-class, so you might as well practice reading it out loud.