|Module Title||MODERN EUROPEAN DRAMA|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Daniel Meyer-Dinkgrafe|
|Pre-Requisite||DR10120 , DR10220|
|Course delivery||Lecture||20 Hours|
|Seminars / Tutorials||10 Hours|
|Assessment||Essay||Assignment 1 - 1500 words - 15%. Assignment 2 - 1500 words - 15%. Practical Presentation - 20%. Timed Essay - 50 %.||100%|
Performance modes: Realism, Expressionism, Surrealism, Political and Epic Theatre, The Theatre of Cruelty; The Theatre of the Absurd.
Illustrative dramatists: Gogol, Ibsen, Strindberg, Chekhov, Pirandello, Brecht ,Genet and Weiss.
To introduce students to significant developments in theatrical theory and practice in Europe from the onset of realism to the 1960s.
To develop appropriate methods of analysing specific texts, chosen because they manifest significant differences in theatrical method.
To examine how drama serves as a means of mediating the discourse of a given time.
Typically, upon completion of this module a student will be able:
To demonstrate knowledge of the relation between their reading and viewing of theatre texts of the period covered in the module (and beyond) to broader historical developments on performance modes (Realism, Expressionism, Epic Theatre, etc.).
To participate knowledgeably in debates (written and oral) about the relationship between theatrical theory and practice.
To critically read dramatic texts as indicators of complex theatrical events.