MAContemporary English Drama

Credit points: 3
Contact hours: 30
Type: Seminar Classes

Main Instructor

Mojca Krevel, PhD, Professor


Lilijana Burcar, PhD

Course Description

An overview of the main works, movements and tendencies in 20th century British drama, with an emphasis on the post-World War II production.
Introduction of characteristic features of contemporary British drama.
A survey of influence of contemporary British drama on world drama and other arts (esp. prose and film).
Analysis and interpretation of selected plays.
Presentations of students' papers on various aspects of contemporary British drama, followed by discussions.


Innes, C. Modern British Drama: The Twentieth Century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Carlson, Marvin. Theories of the Theatre: A Historical & Critical Survey, from the Greeks to the Present. Ithaca&London: Cornell University Press, 1993.
Pfister, Manfred. The Theory and Analysis of Drama (European Studies in English Literature). Prev. John Halliday. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991.
Zeifman, H. & Zimmerman C. Contemporary British Drama: 1970-1990. Houndsmill: Macmillan Press, 1993.
The Methuen Book of Modern Drama: Plays of the '80s and '90s. London: Methuen Publishing Ltd., 2001.

The reading list of literary and other works to be provided at the beginning of the semester.