Pretty easy, overall.
I would definitely recommend this course because you learn a lot about the history of musicals and plays. All you have to do is watch multiple musicals, read some of the manuscripts, and write essays on what you think about a select few. There are quizzes about the readings too but they are not difficult.
Extra credit, few required essays, discussions, and the presentations of several musicals and plays are highlights of this course. I learned that everything that a playwright include are important to understand how they try to present the story. The director that transform the manuscript into a play or musical can incorporate their own interpretation. Lighting, order of the scenes, and music can contribute to creating different dynamics in the play or musical.
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Advice for students:
Make sure you read all the materials he assign, there will be quizzes on them. Watch the musicals and plays so you can contribute when it is time for discussion.