DRAM20090 Contemporary British Theatre

Academic Year 2022/2023

Contemporary British Theatre. This module will consider contemporary British drama. Seminars will consider each play in its political, social and dramaturgical context, as well as seeking to chart the development of contemporary British theatre. Students will discuss performance issues such as the relationship between text and staging, and reception, as well as considering the plays in terms of in-depth textual analysis. Each week we will read and discuss an individual play.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this module, students will:- Have a familiarity with landmark plays in the contemporary British repertoire - Have written critically on two plays- Have written an individual play report - Be aware of historical and theoretical contexts- Be able to think critically about theatre and performance

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning


Small Group




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Students will undertake independent reading assignments. Classes will be discussion based. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: Creative writing exercises Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Assignment: Scene analysis (close reading) Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Essay: 2,000 word essay Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Self-assessment activities

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