Component

MA Public Opinion and Political Behaviour
BA Drama and Creative Writing options

Year 2, Component 03

TH245-5-FY or TH243-5-FY
TH243-5-FY
Tragedy and Theatre Writing
(30 CREDITS)

How are Aristotle’s theories about tragedy still useful? How have they been modified or rejected by playwrights since? And can you write a short tragedy? Examine tragedy in theatre, from classic Greek tragedy to now. Understand how playwrights adapt tragic forms and structures to speak more powerfully to their audience.

TH245-5-FY
Gender in Performance: Sexual Politics and the Stage
(30 CREDITS)

One of our highest rated modules examines how the theatre explores and exploits gender in performance. Can theatre make a significant contribution to our understanding of the shifting picture of sexual identity and ideology? This module takes a dynamic historical sweep to examine how the theatre has debated sexual politics. Here we apply gender theory and feminist criticism to examine a range of plays, theatre practitioners and performance artists. This is a module for anyone curious to understand the many ways perceptions of gender influence identity, image, expression and power.

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