DRAM20090 Contemporary British Theatre

Academic Year 2019/2020

Contemporary British Theatre. This module will consider contemporary British drama. Seminars will consider each play in its political, social and dramaturgical context, as well as seeking to chart the development of contemporary British theatre. Students will discuss performance issues such as the relationship between text and staging, and reception, as well as considering the plays in terms of in-depth textual analysis. Each week we will read and discuss an individual play.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this module, students will:- Have a familiarity with landmark plays in the contemporary British repertoire - Have written critically on two plays- Have written an individual play report - Be aware of historical and theoretical contexts- Be able to think critically about theatre and performance

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Small Group

12

Specified Learning Activities

36

Autonomous Student Learning

52

Total

100

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Students will undertake independent reading assignments. Classes will be discussion based. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.  
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: Attendance and contribution Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No

25

Essay: 2,500 word essay Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded Yes

75


Carry forward of passed components
No
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Self-assessment activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.  
Autumn
     
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Thurs 14:00 - 14:50