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DRAM7009 - Theatre History & Text 3

Title:Theatre History & Text 3
Long Title:Theatre History & Text 3
Module Code:DRAM7009
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Drama
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Deirdre Collins
Module Author: ANN BARRY
Module Description: This module reviews key texts from the 17th to the early 20th century. The work of prominent playwrights is examined in its socio-cultural context.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 outline theatre history from the 17th century to the early 20th century
LO2 analyse a text in terms of historical events and cultural background
LO3 identify elements of performance styles of specific texts from the 17th century to the early 20th century
LO4 apply acquired historical and socio-cultural knowledge in performance articulation of text extracts
LO5 structure and present insightful information in oral and written form
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

13113 DRAM6010 Theatre History & Text 2
Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Theatre History
Review of major works from the 17th century to early 20th century. Major playwrights from Spain, France and England are included. Examination of playwrights within cultural context.
Through performance of short extracts, learners demonstrate an understanding of both the texts they have studied and their original staging conditions.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work70.00%
End of Module Formal Examination30.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Essay Researching an aspect of theatre history from the 17th century to the early 20th century 1,2,3 30.0 Week 10
Presentation Demonstration of a specific historical performance style 3,4 30.0 Every Week
Other Continuous Assessment: Ongoing contribution to and participation in class discussion and debate 1,2,3,4 10.0 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,5 30.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Theatre History from the 17th century to the early 20th century 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Tutorial Reading and performing within a particular style 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Reading and researching individually and within group 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Brockett, Oscar, and Hildy, Franklin, J. 2011, History of the Theatre, 11th Ed Ed., Pearson [ISBN: 9780205]
  • Callow, Simon and Atiken, Maria 1991, Acting in Restoration Comedy, Applause Acting Series [ISBN: 1557831]
  • Lawrence, Robert, G. 1992, Restoration Plays, Everyman Paperbacks [ISBN: 04608706]
  • Worthen, W. B. 2011, The Wadsworth Anthology of Drama, 6th Ed Ed., Cengage Learning [ISBN: 9781428288140]
  • Salgado, Gamini, 2005, Three Restoration Comedies: The Man of Mode, The Country Wife, Love for Love,, Penguine Classics [ISBN: 9780140430271]
  • Zarilli, Phillip, B. , 2nd 2010, Theatre Histories: An Introduction, 2nd Ed. Ed., Rutledge [ISBN: ISBN:978041]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Donohue, Joseph 2015, The Cambridge History of British Theatre: Vol 2, Cambridge University Press [ISBN: 1107497086]
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_GTHDR_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Theatre and Drama Studies 3 Mandatory

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