Module Identifier DR30420  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Dr Karoline Gritzner  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Dr Daniel Dinkgräfe, Dr Patricia A Rhodes  
Pre-Requisite Successful completion of Part 1 Drama.  
Course delivery Lecture   20 x 1 hour  
  Seminars / Tutorials   10 x 1 hour  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Essay 1 x 3000 word Essay40%
Semester Exam 1 x 2 hour Examination  50%
Semester Assessment Class Contribution  10%
Supplementary Assessment 1 x 3000 word essay presented on a new topic  40%
Supplementary Exam 2 hours resit of the exam to a new paper50%

Learning outcomes

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

Brief description

This module focuses on a selection of 19th and 20th century European theatre texts in order to examine a variety of performance modes, theatre practices and dramatic theories.



Schnitzler, Flirtations
IBSEN, When We Dead Awaken
CHEKHOV, Three Sisters
PIRANDELLO, Six Characters in Search of an Author
LORCA, Yerma
BRECHT, Galileo
GENET, The Balcony
WEISS, Marat/Sade

Module Skills

Problem_solving NOT DEVELOPED  
Research skills Students will demonstrate the results of individual research in the form of essays and in an exam situation.  
Communication Communication skills will be developed in seminar sessions (class contribution).  
Improving own Learning and Performance Students will receive feedback on class contribution and written assignments.  
Team work Group discussions in seminars will develop group work skills.  
Information Technology 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 the module contents.  

Reading Lists

** Essential Reading
BRECHT, Bertolt Galileo
CHEKHOV, Anton Three Sisters
GENET, Jean The Balcony
IBSEN, Henrik Ghosts
Lorca, Frederico Garcia Yerma
Maeterlinck/Debussy Pelleas and Melisande
PIRANDELLO, Luigi Six Characters in Search of an Author
STRINDBERG, August A Dream Play
WEISS, Peter Marat/Sade
** Recommended Background
Brandt, George (ed.) (1998) Modern Theories of Drama
Dukore, B.F. (1974) Drama Theory and Criticism
Elam, K (1983) The Semiotics of Theatre and Drama
Pavis, P (1982) Languages of the Stage
Pfister (1988) The Theory and Analysis of Drama
Szondi, P (1965) The Theory of Modern Drama (trans. M. Hayes 1987)


This module is at CQFW Level 6