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CLAS339 Tragedy: Ancient and Modern

A study of the concept of Tragedy, its origins and the execution of themes in three ancient dramatists, and the reception and execution of those themes in the works of three twentieth century dramatists.

This paper will introduce students to the origins and conceptual foundations of Greek and Roman tragedy and their relevance to modern theatre and cultural practice. A particular focus will be on the importance of classical themes to contemporary post-modern and post-colonial values.

Paper title Tragedy: Ancient and Modern
Paper code CLAS339
Subject Classical Studies
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2018, expected to be offered in 2019
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
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18 200-level CLAS, GREK or LATN points
CLAS 239
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Students who have not passed the normal prerequisite may be admitted with approval from the Head of Department.
Teaching staff
To be advised.
To be advised.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Critical thinking, Communication, Research.
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Learning Outcomes
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Not offered in 2018, expected to be offered in 2019

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system