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Introduction to Theatre and Performance Studies

Module Code: TH114
Module Name: Introduction to Theatre and Performance Studies
Module Credits: 30

TH114 Introduction to Theatre & Performance Studies 'Because the study of canonical plays and their production processes and histories by no means exhausts the range of performance genres and practices, the performance studies department picks up where the theatre department stops' (Conquergood, 1995: 139).

In the light of Conquergood's comment above, this new module will enable all students to grasp the clear links between these two inter-related disciplines of theatre studies and performance studies ,allowing a greater understanding of how one informs the other.
The module will:

Equip the students with a broad understand of the key issues and theoretical concepts underpinning the study of theatre and performanceInvestigate how theatre and performance studies can throw particular light in issues raised by questions of identityExplore the role played by the places, spaces and environments of theatre and performanceExamine how politics and culture intersect with the study of theatre and performance

Convenor: Wallace McDowell

Class Location and Time (Terms 1 & 2 + revision session Term 3 tbc)

MONDAY 1500-1700 (LECTURE) S0.21

WEDNESDAY 0930-1100 (SEMINAR GROUP A) G52
FRIDAY 1130-1300 (SEMINAR GROUP B) G52
FRIDAY 1330-1500 (SEMINAR GROUP C) G52
FRIDAY 1500-1630 (SEMINAR GROUP D) G52

Department Timetables

Assessment

25% - Research Poster
25% - Essay (2500 words) [LINK FOR ESUBMISSION]
50% - Two hour written examination

Full Assessment Criteria
Departmental Assessment Deadlines