20 Credits SPRING



Aims/Description: This module focuses on: 1) The development of appropriate skills and vocabularies to facilitate analysis and discussion of theatre performance. 2) The question of how an essentially ephemeral event might be most effectively documented for the benefit of future researchers. 3) An exploration of the reception and impact of specific 'historical' performances, and how we know what we know about them. Students will watch contrasting kinds of live theatrical performance, which they will discuss, analyse, and respond to in a variety of ways. They will also carry out research into selected past performances and consider the role and practice of theatre criticism.

Staff Contact: Dr Steve Nicholson
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Fieldwork, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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