The students are expected to:
• get a solid grasp of English theatre terminology associated with different theatrical genres and styles.
• gain proficiency in reading scholarly texts in English in the fields of theatre, drama, and performance studies.
• develop reading comprehension skills through the critical exploration of English texts about neoclassical, romantic, symbolist, and expressionist theatre and drama.
• improve their inferential and critical skills by reading excerpts from plays.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Reading texts in English followed by comprehension and vocabulary exercises, and discussion questions. There are also sections that comprise broader activities that engage the students in more open and free-spirited tasks and activities. The texts touch upon various fields of theatre, drama, and performance studies and are taken from a wide variety of sources. Indicative titles of units: The Baroque Era, Neo-classicism and romanticism, Symbolism, Aestheticism, Expressionism, Absurd drama, Dramatic study: Features of drama / Plot and Structure / The language of drama, Restoration drama terms, Enron: The play.