99年第1學期-0172 文討:二十世紀英國劇作選讀 課程資訊

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選課分析

本課程名額為 15人,已有13人選讀,尚餘名額2人。

評分方式

評分項目 配分比例 說明
Class Attendance 20
In-Class Participation 30
Group Performance 20
Final report 30

授課教師

蔡奇璋

教育目標

I expect the students to: 1. understand the development of the 20th century British drama 2. explore some important life issues through the plays they study 3. build up the connections between British drama and the world stage 4. enjoy drama / put drama on stage in front of an audience 5. improve their English reading/speaking by studying/performing the plays assigned by the end of the course.

課程概述

This course combines drama theory with theatre practice. The first part of the course introduces the concept of ‘epic theatre’, a great invention of German dramatist Bertolt Brecht that has made a strong impact on the development of post-war European theatre. The second part of the course focuses on the practice of absurdist theatre, which has served to ‘de-construct’, as well as to ‘de-contextualize’, what we tend to say, to do, or to believe in our daily life. It is commonly acknowledged that Harold Pinter, the 2005 Nobel Literature Prize winning British playwright, has been deeply influenced by the dramatists and theatre practitioners of this category. The last part of this course explores the latest developments of English theatre. The works created by Theatre de Complicite, a renowned physical theatre group, and Bobby Baker, an award-winning performance artist, are shown and discussed at this point to form a picture of what is going on at the English stage scenes. It is expected that, during the course, a French mask-making artist will come to introduce her ideas and teach her skills to the students. This adds a practical and dynamic dimension to the course.

課程資訊

參考書目

Amadeus by Peter Shaffer

Amys View by David Hare

Look Back in Anger by John Osborne