Staging The Text (DRA2067)

30 credits

In this module you will  be tasked with staging a dramatic text and will 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 . 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

If your group is not able to stage your production due to exceptional circumstances, you will submit a portfolio that outlines what your production would have been and provides examples of your creative process in preparing to stage it.