|| DR10220 |
|| THEATRE STUDIES 2 |
|| 2007/2008 |
|| Dr Sabine Sorgel |
|| Semester 2 |
|| Professor David I Rabey, Mr Richard K Allen, Mr Patrick D Cooper, Dr Andrew R Filmer |
|| DR10120 |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 20 x 1 hour |
|| Seminars / Tutorials || 10 x 1 hour |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours
|Semester Assessment|| Attendance and contribution to class discussion. ||10%|
|Semester Assessment|| Essay 2 2000 words ||25%|
|Semester Assessment|| Essay 1 2000 words ||25%|
|Supplementary Assessment|| Written Essays and Exams Failed work must be resubmitted or retaken. ||100%|
Upon completion of this module, students should be able to:
Identify different recent stylistic and political objectives in theatre writing, design, presentation and performance;
Locate these in historical, social, intellectual and theatrical contexts;
Locate these in global contexts through comparison with non-Western theatre.
Texts and examples of theatrical and performance practices from the Western theatrical traditions, with particular attention on the following aspects and concepts: style, recent historical developments of realism, naturalism, absurdism, political expressionism, aspects of design and scenography, theatre in society, and non-Western theatre.
A list of recommended reading is provided. Selected texts and performances will be announced later.
To examine some further methods and problems of studying Western theatre and performance, with special emphasis of more recent developments
To examine the key concept of style with regard to both recent Western approaches to acting, modes of dramatic writing, design and performance.
To apply these findings to a series of exemplary play texts
This module is at CQFW Level 4