The History of Drama: from the Greeks to the Victorians - EN51021

Quick Facts

  • Postgraduate
  • 20/40 Credits
  • Semester 1
  • English - School of Humanities
  • Coursework 100%

Module Details

This module offers students the opportunity to examine key aspects of the history of drama, exploring issues of genre, and the relationship of the theatre to culture and society, from ancient Greek to 19th century theatre.

Topics covered include:

  • Greek and Roman Drama
  • Mediaeval Liturgical Drama and Mystery/Morality Plays
  • Tudor Interludes
  • Renaissance Drama: Shakespeare and Marlowe
  • Restoration Comedy/Tragedy
  • 19th Century: Wilde and Shaw

 

Convenor

Dr Jodi-Anne George

Assessment

Coursework makes up 100% of the assessment, as follows:

  • Presentation (30%)
  • Essay (70%, 5,000 words)

Reading

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Module Aims

This module offers students the opportunity to examine key aspects of the history of drama, exploring issues of genre, and the relationship of the theatre to culture and society, from ancient Greek to contemporary theatre. JOOT Theatre will provide one masterclass, and Dundee Rep Theatre will offer another by actors and directors.

Intended learning outcomes

Students should be able to:

  • Show awareness of the history of drama and how it impacts on contemporary theatre
  • Articulate independent critical and reflective responses to the history of drama