Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Drama of the 17th Century in France
Academic Year
Intended for use in future years
(Normally) Eligibility for entry to Level 3 French.

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Continuous Assessment: One essay of 1500 - 2000 words  30%
Semester Exam 2 Hours   70%
Supplementary Exam 1 x 2 hour examination if continuous assessment submitted. 1 x 3 examination if no continuous assessment submitted.  100%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

As outcomes of their studies, students will have acquired a knowledge of the changes in conventions from Baroque to Classicism in French 17th-century drama, and be acquainted with the greatest dramatists in these two fields. They will also be more deeply aware, after close textual study, of the resources of language, and of some of the ways in which it can be manipulated.

Brief description

An analysis, emphasising theatricality and theatrical tradition, of key works by the major dramatists of the period.

Lectures will be given on unstarred texts only. Continuous assessment will be set on the starred texts only, which will not be lectured on. There will be seminars on all texts. Examination questions will be set on all texts.


This module is at CQFW Level 6