1st year KC..L: Second Semester Part two: Drama

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1st year KC..L: Second Semester Part two: Drama

Post by Rachid Amri on Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:36 pm

Second Semester
Drama

Week One: The Theatre of Shakespeare

Lecture Objectives


• Describe the generic characteristics of Shakespeare's plays.
• Recognise the defining features of the genres of comedy, tragedy and history.
• List the major work which contributed to the development of each genre.
• Describe the boundaries and relationships between the genres.

Weekly Calendar

Tutorial One:
Suggested play:
Excerpt from Romeo & Juliet
Choice of key excerpt from the play which will be read in class with students engaged in role playing. Discussion ensues, with emphasis on the main concepts covered in prior lecture.
Tutorial Two:
Suggested play: Excerpt from Romeo & Juliet
Choice of key excerpt from the play which will be read in class with students engaged in role playing. Discussion ensues, with emphasis on the main concepts covered in prior lecture.
Tutorial Three: Literary Composition

Week Two: The Modern Theatre

Lecture Objectives:


• Students will be able to identify the main elements of realism and naturalism.
• Students will learn how works of literature reflect particular historical and
sociocultural contexts and allow contemporary readers to analyze their own
values and experiences.
• Students will learn how to draw and support inferences from modern theatre both in
discussion and in writing.
Tutorial One:
Suggested play: A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen

Choice of key excerpt from the play which will be read in class with students engaged in role playing. Discussion ensues, with emphasis on the main concepts covered in prior lecture.
Suggestions: The opening Scene
• Emphasis on stage direction in modern theatre
• Characterization: Nora Helmer
Tutorial Two:
Suggested play
: A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen

Choice of key excerpt from the play which will be read in class with students engaged in role playing. Discussion ensues, with emphasis on the main concepts covered in prior lecture.
Suggestions: The famous last scene: Contriving a Situation
Theme : Appearances and Reality
Tutorial Three: Literary Composition

Week Three: Tragicomedy and the Absurd

Lecture Objectives:

The Theatre of the Absurd – What is it? Where does it come from? What does it imply? What are some of the names associated with it?
Away from realism toward some kind of ironic allegory
Tutorial One:
Suggested play: The Sandbox by Edward Albee
Choice of key excerpt from the play which will be read in class with students engaged in role playing. Discussion ensues, with emphasis on the main concepts covered in prior lecture.
Tutorial Two:
Suggested play: The Sandbox by Edward Albee
Choice of key excerpt from the play which will be read in class with students engaged in role playing. Discussion ensues, with emphasis on the main concepts covered in prior lecture.
Tutorial Three: Literary Composition

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