|LEVEL||02 - Years 2, 3 in Modular Undergraduate Course|
The study-unit seeks to offer a survey of English drama, 1950-present.
The study-unit looks at works by Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter, John Osborne and Tom Stoppard, and reviews the Theatre of the Absurd and the development of political theatre. Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party, John Osborne’s Look Back in Anger, Edward Bond’s Lear and Tom Stoppard’s Rock and Roll are for detailed study. The unit will conclude by reviewing current trends in British drama.
- Billingham, Peter, Edward Bond: A Critical Study (Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).
- Esslin, Martin, The Theatre of the Absurd (New York: Random House, 2004).
- Mangan, Michael, Edward Bond (Devon: Northcote House Publishers, 1998).
- Innes, Christopher, Modern British Drama: The Twentieth Century (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002).
- Pilling, John, The Cambridge Companion to Beckett (Cambridge: University of Cambridge Press, 2006).
- Raby, Peter, The Cambridge Companion to Harold Pinter (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009).
- Smart, John, Twentieth Century British Drama (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001).
|METHOD OF ASSESSMENT||
|LECTURER/S||James David Corby
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