Drama and Theatre Studies (Lecture Course)

National University of Ireland, Galway

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Drama and Theatre Studies (Lecture Course)

  • Host University

    National University of Ireland, Galway

  • Location

    Galway, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    English, Literature, Literatures in English

  • 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 is an introduction to key elements of late nineteenth-century and twentieth-century dramatic writing, dramaturgy and stage history with special attention to the ways in which meanings are produced by theatre, to acting and directorial practice, and to the different ways in which the theatre functions as a social institution. Naturalistic, modernist and postmodernist forms of theatre are considered in relation to a number of case studies.

    Texts:
    Arthur W. Pinero, The Second Mrs Tanqueray
    Henrik Ibsen, A Doll?s House
    Henrik Ibsen, Peer Gynt
    Anton Chekhov, The Seagull
    Bertolt Brecht, The Caucasian Chalk Circle
    Eugene Ionesco, Exit the King
    Eugene Ionesco, The Killer
    Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot
    Tony Kushner, Angels in America: Millenium Approaches
    Harold Pinter , The Homecoming
    MartinCrimp , Attempts on her Life

    Assessment: Mid-term assessment (20%) and End-of-Semester examination (80%)

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.

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