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EN4342   Restoration Drama in Context

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

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.

Assessment pattern

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

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


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