Units of Study

ENGL2607 - Drama: Classical to Renaissance

Semester 2, 2014  |  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%)


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


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




  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm






  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm





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