School of English and Drama

Contemporary Theatre and Performance

Module code: DRA7001

Credits: 30.0
Semester: SEM1

  • Semester 1: Wednesday 10 am - 1 pm

Contact: Prof Jen Harvie
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

"What is contemporary theatre and performance doing? What are its benefits and problems? What does it tell us about contemporary culture? How is it particularly well suited to articulating and influencing cultural change? This module identifies trends in recent theatre/performance and its analysis, and considers what we might understand to be those trends' value - be it aesthetic, political, social, emotional - as well as what they articulate about contemporary culture. Trends examined might include: postdramatic theatre, relational aesthetics, performative public activism, and responses to contemporary contexts such as ecological activism or globalisation. Study is grounded in critical reading and current and recent theatre, performance and art events, especially in London."

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7