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EN4342   Restoration Drama in Context

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: 11.00 am - 1.00 pm Mon

This module focuses on dramatic literature from the period c. 1660-1710 while aiming to study dramatic art in relation to its literary and historical contexts. We will read approximately half a dozen plays in different genres alongside the poetry of John Dryden, the Earl of Rochester, Aphra Behn, and others, and in conversation with Restoration historiography. We will also touch on the material conditions of Restoration theatre: playhouses and stages, players and performances, patronage and economics. (Group B)

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass EN2003 and pass EN2004

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 lecture and 1 tutorial, and 2 optional consultative hours.

Scheduled learning hours: 20

Guided independent study hours: 280

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 coordinator: Dr M C Augustine
Module teaching staff: Dr M C Augustine