Advanced seminar: HS: Samuel Beckett and after: 20th and 21st Century Anglophone Theatre - Details
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General information

Semester SS 2021
Current number of participants 9
maximum number of participants 25
Home institute Englische Literaturwissenschaft
participating institutes ZZZ_Literaturwissenschaft (Anglistik/Amerikanistik)
Courses type Advanced seminar in category Teaching
First date Tue , 13.04.2021 18:15 - 19:45
Pre-requisites Einführung in die Literaturwissenschaft
Performance record Regular attendance and active participation, thesis paragraphs, written term paper.
Online/Digitale Veranstaltung Veranstaltung wird online/digital abgehalten.
Hauptunterrichtssprache englisch
ECTS points 8-10

Course location / Course dates

n.a Tuesday: 18:15 - 19:45, weekly

Module assignments


The seminar will devote itself to the influence of Samuel Beckett on contemporary anglophone theatre and drama in England, Ireland, and the United States. After reading three of Beckett's plays: Waiting for Godot, Krapp's Last Tape, Rockaby we shall discuss Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party and Edward Albee's The Zoo Story as classic examples of "absurdity" and shall then turn to contemporary pieces such as Sarah Kane's Blasted, Martin Crimp's Attempts on her Life, Martin McDonagh's The Pillowman, and Suzan-Lori Park's Topdog/Underdog.

The texts of the plays will be provided for in the seminar folder.

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The course is part of admission "ELW/ALW/NELK: Vertiefungsmodul BA: HS".
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