|Module Title||DRAMA OF THE 17TH CENTURY IN FRANCE|
|Pre-Requisite||(Normally) Eligibility for entry to Level 3 French.|
|Course delivery||Lecture||15 lectures / seminars / tutorials|
|Continuous assessment||One essay of 1500 - 2000 words||30%|
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.
An analysis, emphasising theatricality and theatrical tradition, of key works by the major dramatists of the period.
** Recommended Text
Corneille, P. Le Menteur. Bordas
Rotrou, J. Le Veritable Saint Genest. Flammarion (GF1052)
Moliere. L'Ecole des femmes. Classiques Larousse
Racine, J. Andromaque. Classiques Larousse
Racine, J. Phedre. Livre de Poche
Corneille, P. Le Cid. Livre de Poche