English Language and Literature (Diploma)
The DP Literature and Performance course is an interdisciplinary synthesis of Language A and Theatre. Itincorporates essential elements of Literature and Performance and aims to explore the dynamic relationship between the two. At the heart of the course is this interaction between (i) a conventional literary emphasis on close reading, critical writing and discussion and (ii) the practical, aesthetic and symbolic elements of performance. A distinctive outcome of this synthesis is the performance of a piece transformed from poetry or prose. In this exciting, creative process, text is viewed from different angles in a way that goes beyond what is charactristic of either literary or theatre studies as single disciplines.The course as a whole seeks to develop intellect, imagination and creativity. It encourages intercultural awareness through a study of texts from more than one culture. Literature and Performance is available at standard level only.