|| DR30130 |
|| THEATRE AND GENDER |
|| 2006/2007 |
|| Dr Karoline Gritzner |
|| Semester 2 |
|| Professor David I Rabey, Dr Mary F Brewer, Mrs Joan G Mills, Ms Jill Greenhalgh |
|| DR10220 , DR10120 |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 10 x 2 Hours Lectures |
|| Seminars / Tutorials || 10 x 1 Hour seminars |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours 2- hour examination ||30%|
|Semester Assessment|| 2 essays of 2500 words each ||50%|
|Semester Assessment|| Seminar group presentations, in which students present the findings of their research into a specific gender related issue; and class contribution||20%|
|Supplementary Exam|| 2 x 2500 word essays presented on a new topic. 50%
2 Hours resit exam to a new paper||30%|
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
demonstrate a clear understanding of the social, cultural and aesthetic perspectives on gender representations in theatrical texts and performance.
evaluate and respond to a range of gender discourses in theatre and theory, using a critical and analytical vocabulary.
co-operate as part of a group in presenting an argument drawing on the analysis of course material.
This module will explore the ways in which gender categories are constructed and represented in theatre and performance and introduce students to key issues of gender theory through a detailed study of a number of dramatic and performance texts.
To develop students' critical appreciation of gender representations in theatre and performance and to introduce them to key issues of gender theory.
To examines theatrical representations of gender in a selection of dramatic and performance texts from Shakespeare to the 21st century.
1. Gender Studies and Hamlet
2. Images of Women in Theatre/History
3. Staging Feminism(s)
4. Staging Masculinities
5. Lesbian and Gay Theatre
6. Theatre, Eroticism, Sexuality
7. Explicit Bodies in Performance
8. The gendered voice/body (workshop).
PLUS additional workshops and / or lecture demonstrations by invited guest lecturers / artists
|| NOT DEVELOPED |
|| Students will demonstrate the results of research into an agreed aspect of the course material in the form of group presentations.
They will also demonstrate the results of individual research in the form of essays and in an exam situation.
|| Communication skills will be developed in seminar sessions (class contribution) and group presentations. |
|Improving own Learning and Performance
|| Students will receive feedback on group presentations and written assignments. |
|| Research for group presentations will develop group work skills. |
|| IT and information handling skills will be demonstrated in students¿ individual research (library and web-based) and in their written work (word processing). |
|Application of Number
|| NOT DEVELOPED |
|Personal Development and Career planning
|| Students will have the opportunity to explore specific areas which reflect and strengthen their individual career needs.
|Subject Specific Skills
|| Students are encouraged to develop the use of a critical and analytical vocabulary in their written and oral response to gender issues in drama/theatre. |
** Recommended Text
Aston, Elaine (1995) An Introduction to Feminism and Theatre
Burke, Phyllis (1996) Gender Shock: Exploding the Myths of Male and Female
Butler, Judith (1999) Gender Trouble
Case, Sue-Ellen (1990) Performing Feminisms: Feminist Critical Theory and Theatre
John Hopkins UP
Diamond, Elin (1997) Unmaking Mimesis:Essays on Feminism ans Theatre
Gillgan, Carol (1982/1993) In a Different Voice
Harvard University Press
Goodman, Lizbeth (1993) Contemporary Feminist Theatres
Keyssar, Helene (ed.) (1996) Feminist Theory
St Martin's Press
Lukas, Ian (1994) Impertinent Decorum
Mangan, Michael (2002) Staging Masculinities
New York: Palgrave
Schneider, Rebecca (1997) The Explicit Body in Performance
** Essential Reading
Barker, Howard (2002) Gertrurde (the cry)/ Knowledge of a Girl
Bentley, Eric Round 2
Churchill, Caryl (1985) Vinegar Tom
Daniels, Sarah (1991) Masterpieces
Moch, Cheryl Cinderella: the Real True Story
Nielson, Anthony (1998) The Censor (in Plays: Normal, Penetrator)
Shakespeare, William Hamlet
Strindberg, August (1964 (2000)) The Father (in Plays: One)
This module is at CQFW Level 6