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EN2004 Drama: Reading and Performance

SCOTCAT credits:20
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 8
Availability restrictions:Not available to First Year students.
Planned timetable:4.00 pm

This module is designed to provide an introduction to a small number of representative plays from the Renaissance period and from the twentieth century. Special emphasis will be laid upon conditions of production and reception: the literary, political and theatre-historical contexts in which these plays were first created and those in which they are now received. At the same time the distinctive nature of the theatrical medium will be stressed, and students will be encouraged to develop a flexible critical response that will take proper account of the hybrid nature of plays both as texts and as performances.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Compulsory for English

UG Pre-requisite(s):No pre-requisites when taken as a 'stand alone' module, but EN2004 is not available to students in their first year.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:3 lectures and 1 tutorial, and 2 optional consultative hours.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 43
  • Guided independent study: 157

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 50%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 50%
UG As used by St Andrews:2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%
UG Re-assessment:3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr S Haddow
Module teaching staff:Team taught