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This subject serves as a broad introduction to the history of theatre and why it matters. Global and local perspectives will reveal the interrelationship of diverse cultural forms, values, and belief systems in the making and historicising of theatre and performance. The course will also enable students in critically selecting, contrasting and comparing historical materials, and to train this skill towards sustained and informed arguments. As students develop confidence with historical knowledge, they will eventually demonstrate its relevance in context of their own emerging practice and training. This unit is co-delivered to BFA Acting and BFA Theatre students.
Intended learning outcomes
- Examine current frameworks and theories of theatre history.
- Demonstrate the relevance of theatre history to personal practice and training.
- Select, contrast and compare historical resources and archives.
Last updated: 6 December 2019