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EN4342 Restoration Drama in Context

SCOTCAT credits:30
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 10
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)

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Group B Optional for English

UG Pre-requisite(s):EN2003, EN2004

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:1 lecture and 1 tutorial, and 2 optional consultative hours.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 20
  • Guided independent study: 278

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 M C Augustine
Module teaching staff:Dr M C Augustine