Course code LitZ2159
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Credit points, number of lectures
Credit points ECTS Credit points Total number of auditorium hours Number of lecture hours Number of seminars and practical work hours Number of student independent work hours
2 3 32 18 14 48
E-courses LitZ2159: Theory of Drama
Course annotation The aim of the course – to give an overview of the development of the drama theory, from Plato’s and Aristotle’s ideas to the current post-modern theories of the art. During the course, the most significant Western European drama theoreticians’ and practitioners’ cognitions are discussed. During seminars, students work with texts from different kinds of plays, proportioning theory and practice of drama.
Results Having successfully acquired this course, students will have a general comprehension about the conformity of the development of the theory of drama to natural laws. Students will be able to independently orient themselves in the chronological development of the theory of drama, to analyze and evaluate drama texts of different styles and their reference to the set of theories of the period.
Course plan 1.Theory of Drama in Ancient Greece and Rome.
L2 S2
2.Theory of Drama in the Period of Renaissance and Baroque.
L2 S2
3.Theory of Drama in the Classicism Period in France.
L2 S2
4.Theory of Drama in the Period of the Enlightenment.
L2 S2
5.Theory of Drama in the Period of Romanticism.
L2 S2
6.Theory Drama in the Period of Realism and the Aesthetic Principles of Naturalist Drama.L2 S2
7.Aesthetic Principles of the Modernist Drama.L4 S2
8.Post-modern Drama.L2
Requirements for obtaining credit points Evaluation depends on the accomplishment of two equally important tasks (in percentage):
1)Regular and active participation in all seminars – 50%;
2)Successfully passed exam on the theoretical issues of the course (final test on the course content) – 50%.
Study programmes Baltic Philology