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Twentieth-Century Drama in Context - ENGL202

The unit explores significant drama texts from the late-nineteenth and twentieth centuries, in their social, philosophical and theatrical contexts, with specific focus on the relations between ideological factors and dramatic themes and forms. Topics include: sexual politics; obscenity; the desire for utopia; the instability of identity; theatrical space and form; the nature of social justice; the catastrophe of history; relationships between language and power; experiments in dramatic structure; and aspects of staging and performance. Playtexts studied are selected from works by Ibsen, O'Neill, Brecht, Pirandello, Genet, Beckett, Stoppard and Kane.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

TBD - Not offered in the current year; next offering is to be determined

Staff Contact(s): Associate Professor Paul Sheehan

ENGL120 Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): ENGL238
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Assessed As: Graded
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Department of English

Faculty of Arts

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