Undergraduate Course: Solid Performances: Theatricality on the Early Modern Stage (ENLI10100)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course offers the opportunity for students to engage with a number of early modern plays, masques and entertainments while exploring the significance of theatricality in both early modern and contemporary critical discourse. The course will introduce students to a range of dramatic writing from the early modern period, including work in a variety of forms and genres by Jonson, Middleton, Dekker, Milton, Daniel and Shakespeare. These works will be examined primarily as performance texts, and attention will be paid to modes of staging in early modern England. It will seek to extend students' knowledge and understanding of the concept of theatrical performance, as that concept is developed both in the self-reflexive theatre of early modernity and in critical writing on that theatre from early modern and contemporary standpoints.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||A MINIMUM of 4 college/university level literature courses at grade B or above (should include no more than one introductory level literature course). Related courses such as cross disciplinary, "Freshman Seminars", civilisation or creative writing classes are not considered for admission to this course.
Applicants should also note that, as with other popular courses, meeting the minimum does NOT guarantee admission. In making admissions decisions preference will be given to students who achieve above the minimum requirement with the typical visiting student admitted to this course
having four or more literature classes at grade A.
** as numbers are limited, visiting students should contact the Visiting Student Office directly for admission to this course **
Course Delivery Information
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| By the end of the course, students will be expected to:
Have a working knowledge and understanding of early modern practices of theatrical performance;
Demonstrate a basic familiarity with early modern and contemporary theories of performance and performativity;
Be able to identify and analyse a variety of kinds of performance text;
Be able to critically assess a range of writing on early modern theatricality by modern and contemporary critics.
|Course organiser||Prof James Loxley
Tel: (0131 6)50 3610
|Course secretary||Ms June Haigh
Tel: (0131 6)50 3620