Course: The development of Anglo-American drama

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Course title The development of Anglo-American drama
Course code KAJ/VAD
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Vránková Kamila, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
The development of English drama The development of American drama British drama from the beginning of the 20th century American drama from the beginning of the20th century Examples of psychological, realistic, absurd and postmodern drama

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book)
Learning outcomes
The course introduces students to the development of Anglo-American drama from the period of Renaissance through psychological drama to the drama of the absurd; with the emphasis on modern drama. (J. Osborne, H. Pinter, T. Stoppard, E.G. O´Neill, T. Williams, A. Miller, E. Albee, Afro-American drama). Theoretical knowledge of particular authors and their works is connected with practical interpretation of selected texts and with the discussion of the cultural and social function of the theatre.
deeper knowledge of the role of drama in Anglo-American literature
Prerequisites
essential knowledge of English and American literature upper-intermediate level of English

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance assessment

regular attendance, active participation in seminars, oral presentation of a chosen text
Recommended literature
  • Bradbury, M.; Ruland, R. From Puritanism to Postmodernism, London, New York: Viking, 1992..
  • Hill, Robert; Martin, Alex:. Modern Plays, New York, London: Prentice Hall, 1995.
  • Procházka, Martin a kol. Lectures on American Literature, Praha: UK.
  • Procházka, Martin; Stříbrný Zdeněk a kol.:. Slovník spisovatelů (anglická - waleská lit.), Praha: Libri, 1996.
  • Stříbrný, Zdeněk. Dějiny anglické literatury I a II, Praha: Academia, 1987.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teacher training in English language (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teacher training in English language (3) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teacher training in English language (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teacher training in English language (3) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teacher training in English language (3) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -