Staging The Text (DRA2067)

30 credits

In this module you will develop skills in dramaturgy and composition, apply them to the task of staging a text, and critically reflect on this process. You will work in small groups of up to 12 students on a selection from the works of a particular playwright or group of playwrights with a view to interpreting, rehearsing, and staging this text. You will be given guidance through a programme of lectures, seminars, and workshops. You will also receive tailored supervision for your group during your process. You will receive formative feedback from your tutor, the teaching team, and your peers.

The material you will work with changes every year, but you might, for example, work on selections from any of the following:

  • Ancient Greek Drama
  • Restoration Drama
  • Shakespeare
  • Molière, Corneille and Racine
  • Goethe, Schiller and Kleist
  • Ibsen
  • Beckett
  • 20th Century Irish writers
  • 1980s British Drama
  • Postdramatic Texts 

Incoming international students and Exeter students from other disciplines are welcome, subject to availability. In addition to students of drama, performance or theatre studies, this module will engage the interest of students with a background in histories, languages and literatures.