It explores how historical, social, cultural and architectural contexts produce meaning through theatre and performance. It introduces you to a range of ways of analysing plays and performances in relation to the conditions in which they were created. We will cover a range of historical periods and genres including, for example, Shakespeare and his contemporaries, eighteenth and nineteenth-century theatre, contemporary theatre, and performance beyond the literary play text (e.g. Live Art and performance art, club and pub performance, performance in galleries, sound walks). The module includes regular field trips to performances and other relevant locations.
- to give you the opportunity to study theatre and performance within London, a city that offers a wide range of opportunities to see live performance
- to teach you a rigorously historicist approach to theatre in a range of both its past and contemporary forms
- to explore with you a range of contexts for thinking about theatre in scholarship: historical, cultural, architectural
- to explore ways in which a range of historical sites and cultural documents might be productively studied in relation to theatre and performance texts and practices.
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Programme StructureYou will learn about:
- theatre and performance from the early modern period to the present day
- how culture, language, technology, and economics affect how, where and by whom texts and performances are produced and received
- the role of audiences and readers in shaping the meanings of texts and performances
- critical, theoretical linguistic and stylistic concepts and terminology appropriate to the study of theatre and performance.
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- 19 days
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DisciplinesVisual Arts Theatre & Dance View 105 other Short Courses in Visual Arts in United Kingdom
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To join our Summer School, you should have completed a minimum of two semesters’ study at your home institution.We welcome Summer School students from around the world. We accept a range of qualifications:
- if your home institution uses the four-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale, we usually require a 3.0 GPA
- if your home institution uses the letter scale, you will need to have a B+
- We welcome international qualifications and we consider every application individually on its academic merit.
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International1900 GBP/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1900 GBP for the full programme during 19 days.
National1900 GBP/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1900 GBP for the full programme during 19 days.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.