Theater and drama theory

Course Information
TitleΘεωρία του θεάτρου και του δράματος / Theater and drama theory
SchoolFrench Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID280006426

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • General Knowledge
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • French (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will have • Gaining basic knowledge of the main principles of drama and theories of theatre. • been familiar with the basic terminology of the theatrical theory • gained the capacity to distinguish different currents, tendencies and movements as well as stylistic characteristics and devices • reinforced the research critical and analytical capacity •been familiar with the different plays
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an international context
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course will be focused on the core elements of theatre (starting with Aristotle’s poetics) and the principles of drama. Through this lens, there will be an in-depth study of some representative classic and modern plays with the aim of comparing them from a historical point of view and reaching some conclusions.
Theory of theatre
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Course Organization
Reading Assigment702.8
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Kalliopi Exarchou, Histoire du théâtre: la passion au féminin, Thessalonique, University Studio Press, 2008. Καλλιόπη Εξάρχου, Δημήτρης Δημητριάδης: Το θέατρο του ανθρωπισμού, Αθήνα, Σοκόλης, 2016
Additional bibliography for study
1. Αlain Viala, Le Théâtre en France, Paris, PUF, 1997. 2.Le théâtre en France, sous la direction de Jacqueline de Jomaron, Paris, Armand Colin, 1992. 3. Patrice Pavis, Dictionnaire du théâtre, Paris, Armand Colin, 2002. 4. Anne Ubersfeld, Les termes clés de l’analyse du théâtre, Paris, Seuil, 1996. 5. Pierre Larthomas, Le langage dramatique, Paris, PUF, 1972. 6. Christian Biet, Christophe Triau, Qu’est-ce que le théâtre?, Paris, Gallimard, 2006. 7. Sandrine Fillipetti, Le goût du théâtre, Paris, Mercure de France, 2009.
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