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DTS3830 - Drama Into Film

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Sue Tweg


Not offered in 2007


This unit is a study of texts which exist as plays and films. The unit explores ways in which dramatists and film directors realise their respective visions within the modes and techniques available to them. The unit emphasises a range of drama and cinematic approaches to the literary text. Topics include the nature and function of dialogue in play and film, mise-en-scene in theatre and film, the question of realism, and drama text and screenplay as 'blueprints' for performance.


Seminar participation (including oral presentation): 50%
Adaptation test (2500 words): 50%
Third-year level students will be expected to demonstrate, in presentations and written work, evidence of wider reading in film theory related to the process of adaptation

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial) per week


Completion of first-year sequence