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EN2004   Drama: Reading and Performance

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF level 8

Semester: 2

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.

Relationship to other modules

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.

Scheduled learning hours: 43

Guided independent study hours: 157

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 50%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: Team taught