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120031 AR Literature Course (interactive) 323/324: Playgoing and Reviewing (2008W)

1.50 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Continuous assessment of course work

ECTS UniStG-Diplomstudium 343: 2.00
Diese LVA gilt für das Diplomstudium (UniStG) und das Lehramt UF Englisch (UniStG).


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 30 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Friday 10.10. 14:00 - 17:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Friday 21.11. 14:00 - 17:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Friday 12.12. 14:00 - 17:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Friday 16.01. 14:00 - 17:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17


Aims, contents and method of the course

This is very much a practice-oriented course in many ways. We intend to explore the theatre scene in Vienna with special reference to the reception of English-language plays. This means that our programme will depend on what theatres will have to offer during the first half of the2008/09 season. The emphasis will most likely be on Shakespeare and on contemporary drama.

Assessment and permitted materials

Regular attendance, active participation in class-discussions, reviews.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Critical reflection on the plays seen will also be practiced in the form of reviews (Theaterkritiken). Such emphasis on writing, on producing 'text', is a major dimension of this course. Students should be aware of this and prepared to get involved in workshop discussions. Also, participants are expected to be quite flexible as regards their time management, since the course programme will be largely dependent on theatre schedules.

Examination topics

Apart from the act of playgoing itself and the analysis of the performances witnessed, we will further explore theatres as institutions of cultural discourse in discussions with directors, actors, and literary managers (dramaturgs). Our outings (field-trips) will be prefaced by presentations in class on the respective plays and playwrights.

Reading list

A reader will be available from 1 October 2008. Additional material will be provided on an e-learning platform. Therefore, students are asked to familiarise themselves in advance with the Blackboard Vista platform; for introduction and self-guided tour, please see

Association in the course directory

323, 324

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