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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : Lifelong Learning (LLC)

Undergraduate Course: Great Irish Drama (LLLG07087)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course covers a selection of the greatest Irish plays from the eighteenth to twentieth centuries, observing a surprising degree of continuity in the way the dramatists use language and role-play to resist English cultural and political dominance.
Course description A fresh look at some of the much-loved plays from 19th and 20th Century Ireland, including Wilde's 'The Importance of Being Earnest', Synge's ' The Playboy of the Western World', O'Casey's 'Juno and the Paycock' and McDonagh's 'The Beauty Queen of Leenane'. This survey course will explore the plays' dark humour, the richness of their language and will draw out their cultural and political significance.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2015/16, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  16
Course Start Lifelong Learning - Session 3
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 19, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 79 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) one 2000 word essay
Feedback Students are given the opportunity to submit a practice essay in week 6, feedback for which being returned in week 7
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. recognize the recurring themes and archetypal figures in Irish drama
  2. analyse the linguistic richness and innovative techniques of Irish theatre
  3. understand the political and cultural background of the plays studied.
Learning Resources
Essential

Beckett, Samuel. 2006 Waiting for Godot. London: Faber and Faber
Friel, Brian. 1981 Translations London: Faber and Faber
Jones, Marie. 2000 Stones in His Pockets London: Nick Hern
McDonagh, Martin. 1996 The Beauty Queen of Leenane London: Methuen
McGuinness, Frank. 1986 Observe the Sons of Ulster March towards the Somme London: Faber and Faber
McPherson, Conor. 2001 The Weir London: Nick Hern
O┐Casey, Sean. 1998 Juno and the Paycock in Three Dublin Plays London: Faber and
Faber
Shaw, George Bernard. 2003 Pygmalion London: Penguin
Synge, J. M. 2008 The Playboy of the Western World(Oxford: Oxford World┐s Classics
Wilde Oscar. 2007 The Importance of Being Earnest London: Penguin


Recommended

Deane, Seamus. 1986 A Short History of Irish Literature London: Hutchinson.
Maxwell, D.E.S. 1984 A Critical History of Irish Drama Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserMs Rachael King
Tel:
Email: Rachael.King@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Diane Mcmillan
Tel: (0131 6)50 6912
Email: D.McMillan@ed.ac.uk
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