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From Page to Stage: French Theatre (FREN20022)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeFREN20022
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

The aims of this subject are to give an in-depth understanding of the French and francophone theatre literature and to value and critically evaluate this literature. The subject will cover textual analysis of French theatre plays from the 17 th century to 21 st century, such as Molière’s comedies, Racine’s tragedies (17 th c.), Ionesco’s absurdist dramas (20 th c.) or Yasmina Reza’s or Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt’s contemporary dramas (21 st c.). Students will have the opportunity to read or perform passages from selected plays. They will also be involved in the creative writing of theatre scenes, role-plays or a short play in French.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should:

  • have improved their speaking, communication and interaction skills in French;
  • have gained multiple disciplinary perspectives through the study of texts and documents from French theatre;
  • be able to utilise different approaches such as performance and emotions to explore the cultural aspects of literature
  • have achieved cultural awareness and be able to interact with people from different cultures;
  • be able to work effectively both independently and in groups through task-based projects.

Generic skills

At the completion of this subject, students should:

  • have developed skills in independent learning;
  • have developed skills in critical thinking and in the interpretation of texts;
  • have an understanding of the social and cultural sensitivity of language use in particular contexts;
  • be able to to be part of a team;
  • be able to listen to others and interact ;
  • have developed communication skills and communicative competence;
  • have developed self confidence;
  • be able to time manage and plan.

Last updated: 10 August 2019