Module Identifier DR10220  
Module Title THEATRE STUDIES 2  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Dr Mary F Brewer  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Dr Daniel Dinkgr√§fe, Professor David I Rabey, Dr Patricia A Rhodes, Dr Karoline Gritzner, Elizabeth A Jacobs, Mr David J Blumfield, Ms Kelly Jones  
Co-Requisite DR10120  
Course delivery Lecture   20 x 1 hour  
  Seminars / Tutorials   10 x 1 hour seminars  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam2 Hours 40%
Semester Assessment 1 x 2000-word essay: 25%, 1x2000-word essay 25% 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.


Reading Lists

** Recommended Text
Batty, Mark (2005) About Pinter London: Faber,
Bigsby, Christopher A Critical Introduction to Twentieth Century American Drama: Volume Two.
Delgado, Maria M and Caridad Svich. Theatre in Crisis. Manchester: Manchester University Press
Dukore, Bernard F. (1995) Barnestorm: The Plays of Peter Barnes.
Hall, Peter. The Necessary Theatre.
Mangan, Michael. (1998) Bond, Edward Plymouth: Northcote House,
Meyer-Dinkgräfe, Daniel (2005) Boulevard Comedy Theatre in Germany. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press,
Rabey, David Ian. (2003) English Drama Since 1940 London: Longman
Raby, Peter (ed.) (2001.) The Cambridge Companion to Pinter. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,
Shepherd, Simon and Mick Wallis, (2004) Drama/Theatre/Performance Routledge
Woolland, Brian. (2005) The Theatre of Peter Barnes. London: Methuen, 2005

** Essential Reading
Arthur Miller The Crucible. Harmondsworth: Penguin.
Barnes, Peter. Dreaming. Script available as a photocopy from the departmental office.
Beckett, Samuel Endgame London: Faber.
Bond, Edward Lear London: Methuen.
Flatow, Curth. Happy Wedding. Script available as a photocopy from the departmental office.
Kaiser, Georg. From Morn to Midnight. Script available as a photocopy from the departmental office.
Pinter, Harold. Party Time. Script available as a photocopy from the departmental office.
** Recommended Text
Barnes, Peter Dreaming Methuen Drama 0413735605
Beckett, Samuel Endgame Methuen Educ. 0423795708
Bond, Edward Saved edition n.i. . Methuen 0416138705
Churchill, Caryl Far Away N.Hern Bks. 1854596004
Kane, Sarah Blasted edition n.e. . Methuen 0413766209
Pinter, Harold Mountain Language Faber 0571154123
Ravenhill, Mark Shopping and Fucking Methuen Drama 0413712400
** Supplementary Text
Mangan, Michael Edward Bond Northcote Ho.Publrs. 0746308833
Rabey, David Ian English Drama Since 1940 Longman 0582423724
Saunders, Graham Love Me or Kill Me 0719059550
Schechner, Richard Performance Studies Routledge 0415146208
Sierz, Aleks In-yer-face Theatre Faber 0571200494
Cambridge Guide to Asian Theatre edition 2r.e. . Camb.U.P. 0521588227
Twentieth Century Performance Reader Routledge 0415116279


This module is at CQFW Level 4