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Women in Renaissance Drama: Lady Anne Clifford and Cleopatra at Knole

Talk and Performance

Monday 23 June, 7-8.30pm

Adult £10, concessions £8. 

Book on: 01732 450 175 or at 
http://www.stagsevenoaks.co.uk/whats-on/23-Jun-2014/

Although in the public playhouses of Shakespeare’s time female roles were played by boys, awareness is growing of the participation of women themselves in early modern drama. Much of this took place at great country houses like Knole in Kent, home of Lady Anne Clifford. Come and hear lecturers from University College London explore Clifford's connection with Samuel Daniel's Tragedie of Cleopatra, while actors recreate scenes from the play.

Assessment

All assessed work at MA level is double marked by two members of staff. In addition, an external examiner reviews the marking process and scrutinizes a selection of assessed coursework and dissertations. The Board of Examiners meets in late October or early November to decide the final awards.

Submissions deadlines for assessed work and means of submission will vary slightly across different departments, so please check with the relevant course tutor or postgraduate administrator to see when your coursework essays are due. The Early Modern Studies programme follows the deadlines set in the School of European Languages, Cultures and Society.

Details on marking criteria, penalties for late submission, plagiarism and the scheme of award are all available in the:

Scheme of Award

The MA in Early Modern Studies comprises three compulsory elements: the core course Early Modern Exchanges: Methods, Histories, Cultures worth 30 credits, the Dissertation worth 90 credits and optional courses to a total of 60 credits.

Pass: In order to achieve a pass candidates must achieve an overall mark of at least 50% and have achieved a minimum of 50% in the dissertation. The Board of Examiners may allow the possibility of a condoned failure in one or more elements provided that the mark achieved is at least 40%, the element in question is not the dissertation, and the percentage of the condoned failure does not exceed 25% of the total weighting of the elements of assessment.

Merit: the Board of Examiners will award a merit where the overall mark is 60 or greater, the mark for the dissertation is 65 or greater, there are no marks below 50 in any component.

Distinction: the Board of Examiners will award a distinction where in addition to meeting the requirement of achieving 50% or above in all elements of the programme at the first attempt, the overall average mark and dissertation are 70% or more.