Units of Study

ENGL2607 - Drama: Classical to Renaissance

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Huw Daniel Griffiths
Phone: +61 2 9351 2065
Email: huw.griffiths@sydney.edu.au

Description

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.

Assessments

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

Classes

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

Prerequisites

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

Prohibitions

ENGL2007

 Wednesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

ENGL2607

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1 This Extra Booking occurs once only on 17 September 2014
2 This Extra Booking occurs once only on 24 September 2014
3 This Extra Booking occurs once only on 17 September 2014

 Thursday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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4 This Extra Booking occurs once only on 25 September 2014

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