Drama: Reading and Performance
SCQF Level 8
Academic year(s): 2019-2020
SCOTCAT credits : 20
ECTS credits : 10
Level : SCQF Level 8
Availability restrictions: Not available to First Year students.
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.
Pre-requisite(s): No pre-requisites when taken as a 'stand alone' module, but EN2004 is not available to students in their first year.
Weekly contact: 3 lectures and 1 tutorial, and 2 optional consultative hours.
Scheduled learning hours: 43
Guided independent study hours: 157
As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%
As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 0%
Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%
Module coordinator: Dr J S F Haddow
Module teaching staff: Team taught