Course Information
FacultyFine Arts
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorAndreas-Zoilos Dimitriadis
Course ID120000553

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos THeátrou (2019-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Dramatología-ParastasiologíaElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)425
YpokritikīElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)425
Skīnografía-EndymatologíaElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)425
SkīnothesíaElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)425

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Learning Outcomes
An introduction to the Irish theatre, focusing on the interrelation between historical events and artistic creation. A comparison of Irish and Greek social, political and cultural developments.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
An overview of Irish theatre from the late 19th century to today. The theatrical activity on the island during the period of English colonial rule. The demand for national independence and the Irish theatrical movement. The contribution of the Abbey Theatre. Civil strife and management of the independence movement. The contemporary Irish stage. Plays to study: 1. William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), H χώρα που ποθεί η καρδιά (The Land of Heart’s Desire) [1894], μτφ. Στάθης Σπηλιωτόπουλος, Νέα Εστία, τμ. 126, τχ. 1492 (1 Σεπτεμβρίου 1989), σ. 1126-1133 και Καθαρτήριο (Purgatory) [1939], μτφ. Δήμητρα Παπάζογλου. 2. John Millington Synge (1871-1909), Το λεβεντόπαιδο της Ιρλανδίας (The Playboy of the Western World) [1907], μτφ. Δημήτρης Σταύρου, Νέα Εστία, τμ. 87, τχ. 1020-1024 (1970). 3. Sean O’Casey (1880-1964), Το αλέτρι και τα άστρα (The Plough and the Stars) [1926], μτφ. Στάθης Σπηλιωτόπουλος. 4. Sean O’Casey (1880-1964), H Ήρα και το παγόνι (Juno and the Peacock) [1924], μτφ. Νίκος Γκάτσος. 5. Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Τι σημασία έχει να είναι κανείς σοβαρός (The Importance of Being Earnest) [1895], μτφ. Στάθης Σπηλιωτόπουλος, Ίκαρος, Αθήνα 1953. 6. Paul Vincent Carroll (1900-1968), Κοιμισμένη τρέλα (The Old Foolishness) [1940], μτφ. Mήτσος Λυγίζος, Δωδώνη, Αθήνα 1977. 7. Brendan Behan (1923-1964), Ένας όμηρος, (The Hostage) [1958], μτφ. Βασίλης Ρώτας και Βούλα Δαμιανάκου, Επικαιρότητα, Αθήνα 1996. 8. Brian Friel (1929), Μεταφράσεις (Translations) [1980] μτφ. Δήμητρα Φιλιπποπούλου, Ύψιλον, Αθήνα 2005. Το έργο κυκλοφορεί και με τον τίτλο O ξεριζωμός, σε μετάφραση Παύλου Mάτεσι. 9. Tom Murphy (1936), Kονσέρτο Tζίλι (The Gigli Concert) [1983], μτφ. Iφιγένεια Tαξοπούλου, Θεατρικά Τετράδια, τχ. 28 (1995) σ. 24-47. 10. Conor McPherson (1971), Το φράγμα (The Weir) [1997], μτφ. Δημήτρης Nαζίρης – Έφη Σταμούλη, Θεατρικά Τετράδια, τχ. 38 (2002) σ. 19-39. 11. Martin McDonagh (1970), Ο υπολοχαγός του Ίνισμορ (The Lieutenant of Inishmore) [2001], μτφ. Δημήτρης Κιούσης, Θέατρο του Νέου Κόσμου, Αθήνα 2003.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
PowerPoint presentations
Course Organization
Reading Assigment321.3
Student Assessment
1. Writing skills (10%) 2. Understanding and formulation of concepts (50%) 3. Critical ability (30%) 4. Synthesize information and new knowledge creation (10%) The above criteria are discussed and analysed in class.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Yeats William Butler, Παραμύθια και παραδόσεις της Ιρλανδίας, μτφ. Αλίνα Πασχαλίδη, Εστία, Αθήνα 2000. Ellmann Richard, Τζέημς Τζόυς, μτφ. Αθηνά Δημητριάδου, Scripta, Αθήνα 2005. Ellmann Richard, Όσκαρ Ουάιλντ, μτφ. Ελεάννα Πανάγου, Πατάκης, Αθήνα 2009.
Additional bibliography for study
Bourgeois Maurice, John Millington Synge and the Irish Theatre, Haskell House, Νέα Υόρκη 1966. Brown Terence, Ireland. A Social and Cultural History 1922-2001, Harper Collins, Λονδίνο 2004. Dorn Karen, Players and Painted Stage. The Theatre of W. Β. Yeats, Harvester Press, Μπράιτον 1984. Fitz-Simon Christopher, The Abbey Theatre: Ireland’s National Theatre. The First 100 Years, Thames & Hudson, Νέα Υόρκη 2003. Grene Nicholas, The Politics of Irish Drama. Plays in Context from Boucicault to Friel, Cambridge University Press, Νέα Υόρκη 1999. Jordan Eamonn (επιμ.), Theatre Stuff. Critical Essays on Contemporary Irish Theatre, Carysfort Press, Δουβλίνο 2000. Mathews P. J. (επιμ.), The Cambridge Companion to J. M. Synge, Cambridge University Press, Καίμπριτζ και Νέα Υόρκη 2009. McCormack Dr. Jerusha (επιμ.), Wilde the Irishman, Yale University Press, New Haven και Λονδίνο 1998. Morash Christopher, A History of Irish Theatre 1601-2000, Cambridge University Press, Καίμπριτζ 2002. Murray Christopher, Twentieth-century Irish Drama. Mirror up to nation, Manchester University Press, Μάντσεστερ και Νέα Υόρκη 1997. Richards Shaun (επιμ.), The Cambridge Companion to Twentieth-Century Irish Drama, Cambridge University Press, Καίμπριτζ 2004. Richtarik Marilynn J., Acting Βetween the Lines. The Field Day Theatre Company and Irish Cultural Politics, 1980-1984, Oxford University Press, Νέα Υόρκη 1995. Sekine Masaru, Irish Writers and the Theatre, Barnes & Noble Books, Totowa 1987.
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