20 Credits SPRING



Aims/Description: Other Theatres will focus on theatre as a mode of social production, using the 'Alternative' theatre movement of 1968-88 as the basis for analysis and practical work. It was a movement that embraced Black and Asian theatres, community theatres and theatres in education, theatres of myth and theatres of war. These theatres were responsible for some of the most exciting, innovative and important dramatic work of the last thirty years. They were also, both implicitly and explicitly, a critique of mainstream theatre, and posed important questions about the relationship between theatre an society. In the first period sessions will be divided between seminars giving a historical and theoretical survey of the key groups/themes of this history, and practical themed workshops. In the second section we will work on a devised drama that will be taken to audiences outside the University, as a contribution to celebratory/educational/developmental work in the wider community.

Restrictions on availability: Restricted to Level 3 Students on the Theatre Curriculum

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

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK