Module Identifier GE23010  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Mrs Gwyneth Jones  
Semester Semester 1  
Pre-Requisite Competence in German (A level or equivalent)  
Course delivery Lecture   12  
  Seminars / Tutorials   3  
Assessment Continuous assessment   1 essay of 1,500 words   30%  
  Exam   2 Hours 1 x 2 hour exam (2 questions)   70%  
  Resit assessment   1 2-hour exam (if c/a passed) 1 3-hour exam (if c/a failed)    

Brief description

This module deals with three of Brecht's major plays and a selection of his critical writings. Brecht's ideological commitment to Marxism will provide the sociopolitical framework within which his works will be discussed. The designation 'Epic' Theatre will be defined within the context of Brecht's theory and practice.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module, students will have developed an understanding of three of Brecht's major plays. They will also be able to discuss in an informed manner the ideological and socio-political framework in which they were written. They will also be able to define 'Epic' Theatre.

Reading Lists

** Recommended Text
Leben des Galilei. Suhrkamp paperback
Muter Courage und ihre Kinder. Suhrkamp paperback
Der gute Mensch von Sezuan. Suhrkamp paperback
Schriften zum Theater. Suhrkamp paperback
The relevant 'Materialienbucher' to all three plays. Suhrkamp