Medieval Drama and Contemporary Dramaturgy: Problem-Based Learning in the Twenty-First Century Article (Faculty180)

cited authors

  • Lingan, Edmund B


  • This article discusses all interdisciplinary seminar taught at tile University of Toledo entitled "'Getting Medieval in the Twenty-First Century: Medieval Drama Then and Now," in which the study of medieval English drama, the practice of production dramaturgy, and the contemporary staging of an adaptation of the Chester cycle formed the basis of a problem-based pedagogy. This pedagogy, which engages students in targeted problem-solving, motivated undergraduate students to actively discover how medieval drama has produced meaning in both the past and the present. The seminar described in this article reflects the collaborative efforts of two scholars representing the disciplines of medieval drama and theatre, and demonstrates the value of contemporary dramaturgy, to the study of medieval drama.

publication date

  • 2014

start page

  • 35

end page

  • 46


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