Studies in Samuel Beckett (elective module)

Trinity College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Studies in Samuel Beckett (elective module)

  • Host University

    Trinity College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Literature, Poetry, Theater

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    5
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3
  • Overview

    This course will survey the work of Samuel Beckett with an emphasis on performance strategies. A broad spectrum of texts will be considered, including examples of Beckett?s drama, prose, poetry, and works for screen and radio. Critical readings will emphasise Beckett?s contribution to drama and to world literature, introducing many of the philosophical and political dimensions articulated or suggested by the works. Students will participate in the creation of performances for the end of term, taking any role they wish (director, dramaturge, designer, or actor) to work on a piece by Beckett in performance.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

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