Drama: Classical to Renaissance (ENGL2607)

UNIT OF STUDY

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.

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Classes

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

Assessment

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

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

(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

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