The Play Today
Area of Study
Taught In English
Successful completion of prior study in drama.
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units0
Hours & Credits
Students study British plays in their cultural and theoretical contexts from the 1950s to
the present day, with particular emphasis on the ?In-Yer-Face? Drama
Taking the establishment of the English Stage Company at the Royal Court in the midfifties
as a starting point, students will study key plays and playwrights in the process
acquiring an accurate overview of the styles of writing that have been most acclaimed,
influential and/or controversial in recent decades. Particular attention will be paid to
British playwriting in the 1990s and the origins, impact and aesthetics of the In-Yer-Face
Students will also consider the impact of cultural and institutional policies, such as the establishment of the Arts Council and the young writer's programmes at various
subsidised theatres - the Royal Court, Soho Theatre - in shaping contemporary drama, its
forms and principal preoccupations.
Teaching: Lectures, Seminars and Workshops
STUDY OPTION 1 AND STUDY OPTION 3:
? 15 min Group Presentation
? 2500 ? 3000 word Essay
Study Option 1 = Whole Year
Study Option 2 = Autumn
Study Option 3 = Spring/summer
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Some courses may require additional fees.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.