This course will examine plays of major American playwrights of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries through text analysis and performance activities. A brief history of American Theatre in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries will also be studied. At the end of the course students will be expected to perform in a scene from one of the plays considered during the semester.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon Successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Articulate orally and in writing an understanding of key concepts and theatre practices in American drama since the 1940s
- Identify and critically analyse these key concepts and practices
- Carry out independent research on topics related to C20th American drama theory and practice
- Make appropriate performance methodology choices for performance of selected texts
- Apply theoretical concepts in performance or in a written production book.
- Understand and successfully deploy a range of terms and concepts integral to literary studies
2 x 2,500 word essay (25% each) (LO 1,2,3,6)
2 x assessed in-class and video-recorded workshop performances or project books (2 x 12.5% each). Video-recorded performances will be assessed by 2 examiners (LO 1,2,3,4, 5)
1 x tutorial presentation and 1000 word write-up (25%) (LO 1,2,3,6).
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This course will involve one 1-hour lecture, one 1-hour tutorial and one and 2-hour workshop per week. Students should also allow 6-hours per week for associated readings and rehearsals.
(130 hours total workload over the semester).
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|Last day to enrol
|Class end date
|Mode Of Delivery
|18 Jul 2016
|29 Jul 2016
|31 Aug 2016
|28 Oct 2016