Module Identifier DR33120  
Academic Year 2004/2005  
Co-ordinator Professor David I Rabey  
Semester Semester 1  
Pre-Requisite Successful completion of Part 1 Drama  
Course delivery Other   Seminar/Wrokshop 8 x 2 hours  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Script / Tape: Submission of scripted work (total approx 40 minutes performance time)  90%
Semester Assessment Class contribution  10%

Learning outcomes

Typically, upon completion of this module a student should be able to:


The aims of this module are



A series of workshops, which will include seminars on dramatic technique and the craft of playwriting, as well as playwriting exercises and writing assignments. The focus of the module will be the development of technique. Topics covered in early seminars will include structure, dialogue, characterization, rhythm, tone.

Students will work on their creative writing project during an intensive 5 week period. During this time they will receive expert tuition from an established practising playwright. Part of the requirement of the task is that students should complete their script within the timescale set.

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

Reading Lists

** Recommended Text
Yeger, Sheila (1990) The Sound of One Hand Clapping Oxford: Amber Lane
Gooch, Steve (1988) Writing a Play London: A&C Black
Campton, David (1992) Becoming a Playwright London: Robert Hale
Essential Reading or Viewing: None


This module is at CQFW Level 6