Contemporary Hispanic Theatre

Languages & Cultures, School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music

College of Arts and Law

Details

Code 04009

Level of study Second Year

Credit value 10

Semester 2

Module description

The course will begin by considering different ways of studying drama, and discussing the value of approaches which place greater emphasis on the performance text (and hence the mise en scene), within the context of how far this is possible when studying drama in the classroom. The course will examine how far each work reflects upon dramatic and social conventions, as well as incorporating more traditional thematic and character studies. Film versions, where available, will be shown to discuss different staging possibilities (and close attention will be paid to other evidence of reception).