Module Identifier DR10220  
Academic Year 2004/2005  
Co-ordinator Dr Daniel Meyer-Dinkgrafe  
Semester Semester 2  
Co-Requisite DR10120  
Course delivery Lecture   20 Hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   10 Hours  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam2 Hours 40%
Semester Assessment 2 x 2000-word essays: 50%, attendance and contribution to class discussion: 10%  60%

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this module, students should be able to:

Brief description

Texts and examples of theatrical and performance practices from the Western and Eastern 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.

For information on due dates for submission of assessed work, please refer
to the departmental web pages at


Reading Lists

** Recommended Text
Schencher, Richard (2002) Performance Studies London: Routledge
Sierz, Aleks (2001) In-Yer-Face Tehatre: British Drama Today London: Faber
Brandon, James R. (1997) The Cambridge Guide to Asian Theatre Cambridge: CUP
Mangan, Michael (1998) Bond, Edward Plymouth: Northcote House
Saunders, Graham (2002) Love Me or Kill Me: Sarah Kane and the Theatre of Extremes Manchester: Manchester University Press
Rabey, David Ian (2003) English Drama Since 1940 London: Longman
Huxley, Michael & Witts, Noel (eds.) (1996) The Twentieth Century Performance Reader London: Routledge
** Essential Reading
Barnes, Peter (1999) Dreaming London: Faber
Beckett, Samuel Endgame London: Faber
Bond, Edward Saved London: Methuen
Kane, Sarah Blasted London: Methuen
Pinter, Harold Mountain Language London: Faber
Ravenhill, Mark (1996) Shopping and Fucking London: Methuen
Churchill, Caryl (2000) Far Away London: NHB


This module is at CQFW Level 4