Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


CODE ENG2273

 
TITLE Contemporary Drama

 
LEVEL 02 - Years 2, 3 in Modular Undergraduate Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 2

 
DEPARTMENT English

 
DESCRIPTION Objective:

The study-unit seeks to offer a survey of English drama, 1950-present.

Description:

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.

Reading List:

- 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).

 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Online Examination (3 Hours) SEM2 Yes 100%

 
LECTURER/S James David Corby
Maria Frendo

 
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