|Module Title||INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE STUDS 2|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Daniel Meyer-Dinkgrafe|
|Course delivery||Lecture||20 Hours|
|Seminars / Tutorials||10 Hours|
|Assessment||Essay||2 x essay, essay 1 2000 words = 30%, essay 2 2500 words = 30%||60%|
Texts and examples of theatrical and performance practices from the Western and Eastern theatrical traditions, with particular attention on the following aspects and concepts: style, recent historical developments of realism, naturalism, absurdism, political expressionism, aspects of design and scenography, theatre in society, and non-Western theatre.
A list of recommended reading is provided. Selected texts and performances will be announced later.
To examine some further methods and problems of studying Western and non-Western theatre and performance, with special emphasis of more recent developments
To examine the key concept of style with regard to both recent Western approaches to acting, modes of dramatic writing, design, performance, and traditional Eastern approaches
To apply these findings to a series of exemplary play texts
Upon completion of this module, students should be able to:
Identify different recent stylistic and political objectives in theatre writing, design, presentation and performance;
Locate these in historical, social, intellectual and theatrical contexts;
Locate these in global contexts through comparison with non-Western theatre.