20 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: The module has two strands. Students will explore and analyse recent texts and productions which raise practical and theoretical issues about the place and function of text and playwright in contemporary performance. Areas addressed might include contrasting approaches to staging historical texts; alternative methods of creating texts; experiments with form by playwrights such as Martin Crimp, Caryl Churchill, Howard Barker and Deborah Levy; and the implications for performers and audiences. Under staff direction, students will also investigate, workshop, rehearse and perform the whole or parts of one of the texts, and will subsequently reflect on and analyse their work.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Oral presentation

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK