Units of Study

ENGL2607 - Drama: Classical to Renaissance

Semester 2, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Huw Daniel Griffiths


This unit introduces students to the study of dramatic texts by examining plays from two significant periods in the history of western theatre: classical Athens and Renaissance England. Classes focus on the relationship between dramatic text and performance; the details of how specific scenes may have been realised on stage; the language of scripted drama; and the physical and social conditions of theatre from both periods. We examine two Greek plays in translation, and four plays by contemporaries of Shakespeare.


1x1000wd essay (25%), 1x1500wd workshop account (30%), 1x1.5hr exam (35%), participation (10%)


Renaissance Drama: An Anthology of Plays and Entertainments, (Second Edition) Ed. AF. Kinney.
Aeschylus. The Oresteia. Tr. David Grene and Wendy Doniger OFlaherty.
Sophocles, Sophocles I (Second Edition: Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone)


2x1-hr lectures/week,
1x1-hr tutorial/week


(12 Junior credit points from English) or (6 Junior credit points from English and AMST1001)



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