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This module will run weekly. Students will attend one-hour lecture each week and a two hour lecture every two weeks. The seminars will focus on the format and structure of dramatic writing texts and performances. Through a series of case studies the student will become familiar with, and adept at using, the conventional format of a play. Through lectures, seminar discussions and a series of 'in-class' exercises, the student will consider a range of basic issues in the construction of drama. Topics/themes will be chosen from (among others): canonical and contemporary dramatic texts; approaches to script development; dramaturgical or analytical vocabulary: 'the dramatist's toolkit'; site-specific and verbatim drama; and the dramatic monologue. Students will participate actively in developing each other's plays in workshop settings and will be expected to write scenes or plays, which their cohort will read and offer advice on developing further.
A student passing this module should be able to
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