Topics


Topics include but are not limited to European Renaissance Drama, Realist Drama, Absurdist Drama and Performance Studies theory.

 

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Objectives


The primary objective of this course is to provide students with the critical terminology for studying theatre and analysing performance.

 

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Organisation


Class time will be devoted to presentations, play analyses and seminar-style discussions. Students are expected to have read the required readings before attending class.

 

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Assessment


100% coursework, consisting of:

  • Oral presentation and Discussion (15%)
  • Midterm Essay (25%)
  • Performance Diary (50%)
  • Participation (10%)

 

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Texts


William Shakespeare, Hamlet
Henrik Ibsen, Ghosts (1881)
Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (1967)

 

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Last updated: 15 July 2019