Drama and Theatre Studies (Lecture Course)
University of Galway
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits2
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units3
Hours & Credits
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.
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%)
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.
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